American Sleep Apnea Association
Sleep Apnea Disaster Preparedness Campaign
During February 2021, exceptionally cold weather caused millions of people in Texas to lose electrical power for several days. Through video interviews, ASAA proposes to document the still-fresh, first-hand stories of people in the Rio Grande Valley who were not able to use their therapy during the Texas power outage. ASAA will conduct video interviews with six residents of the RGV to develop a powerful bilingual (English and Spanish) multi-media public awareness campaign around disaster preparedness for sleep apnea patients. Such guidance will assist patients to plan ahead for disasters, mitigating negative health impacts and possibly saving lives.