The AASM Foundation is committed to improving the sleep health of the community through its vision of creating Healthier Lives through Better Sleep. The Community Sleep Health Award is intended to support a wide range of projects spearheaded by community leaders and/or interprofessional individuals (educators, researchers, practitioners, students) who are dedicated to addressing sleep health needs in the community and sustaining population sleep well-being.
The AASM Foundation Disaster Relief Fund was established in 2005 through the generous donations of AASM members, industry and the AASM. These funds are intended to aid sleep centers that have lost their ability to operate and provide patient care due to devastating damages to their facilities in the wake of natural disasters. This invaluable financial assistance offered to affected sleep centers helps to ensure that medical care remains available to the sleep patients that need it, even in these times of crisis.
The AASM Foundation Sleep Champion Award celebrates successful community-based sleep health services and education provided by non-profit organizations. AASM members are encouraged to nominate organizations that serve their local communities by providing best-in-class care and/or education. The organization selected for the Sleep Champion Award will receive $5,000, in addition to a travel award for a representative to attend SLEEP 2020 in Philadelphia and accept the award in person at a special event.