The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice for sleep health and safety, today announced the appointment of its first editor-in-chief for its new professional journal, Sleep Health. Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University, will serve as editor for a three-year period beginning September 1st.
Today the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announced a legislative initiative to tackle the crisis of drowsy driving in America. NSF has developed model legislation, the Drowsy Driving Reduction Act of 2015, to assist in drowsy driving prevention efforts at the state level. The Act calls for the development of a statewide task force to study the prevalence of drowsy driving, evaluate current laws, regulations and enforcement, and provide recommendations on advancing road safety.
On August 25, 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on school start times and insufficient sleep among American adolescents. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) commends the AAP report. The NSF is working with U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren of California to introduce federal legislation to address the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being and performance.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) released its first international poll today, the 2013 International Bedroom Poll, comparing sleep times, attitudes, habits and bedtime routines of those in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan between the ages of 25 and 55 years old.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is accepting applications for a Health Policy Fellow to help advance NSF’s sleep health public policy agenda. The selected individual will develop relationships with government officials, research sleep health public policy issues, and advance advocacy initiatives.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is accepting applications for an Education Fellow. The NSF sleep health agenda focuses on public and primary healthcare (PHC) education. The Education Fellow will help NSF advance its primary healthcare program and will be a key person in the step-wise development of the NSF’s education program. The Fellowship term is 3 years starting September 2014 to June 2017.
The purpose of this program is to provide NSF with scholarly work concerning selected contemporary sleep health and well-being topics. Awarded research projects will provide a review of areas central to NSF’s sleep health and well-being public education mandate in the specific topic listed above.