Get Involved

 



There are many ways for members to become involved with the
AAHS. Whether volunteering for a committee, participating in events and advocacy, or interacting with other members, the AAHS encourages every member to participate in the ongoing activities of the AAHS.





Volunteer with the AAHS

AAHS COMMITTEES
Thank you to all AAHS members who have volunteered for a member committee.  The AAHS is currently reviewing volunteer information to form these committees.  As the AAHS has a diverse membership, it is important for all members, including patients with sleep disorders, sleep providers, and others interested in healthy sleep, to participate on AAHS committees.  These committees will help to steer the course of the AAHS over the next year and beyond, and this is an opportunity for members to use their experience, knowledge and passion to help improve the lives of patients with sleep disorders and spread the importance of healthy sleep. Although the deadline to participate on a committee has passed, if you are still interested in volunteering with the AAHS, please contact the AAHS at inquiries@sleepallies.org.


Advocacy Committee: The advocacy committee identifies health policy issues of importance, recommends advocacy initiatives and implements organizational advocacy programs. Committee goals include:
  • Build partnerships with other organizations with similar advocacy agendas
  • Identify and prioritize access to care issues
  • Develop educational materials and programs to advance advocacy initiatives, including improved access to sleep care and sleep research
  • Monitor policy issues and provide direction to the Board of Directors on emerging policy issues

Medical Advisory Committee: The medical advisory committee advises the Board of Directors on issues of medical or scientific interest and reviews the medical content of AAHS publications, resources and programs. Committee goals include:
  • Answer Ask the Expert submissions, forum questions, and other patient member questions as needed
  • Develop or review medical content for AAHS medical features, provider “perspectives”, brochures, and other projects as requested
  • Serve as medical experts to the Board of Directors on medical or scientific issues
  • Participate in AAHS activities or member meetings as expert contributors

 


Contribute your story

Contact inquiries@sleepallies.org to share your story. Everyone in the sleep community benefits from the sharing of information, resources and personal stories regarding your experience living with a sleep disorder, working with patients with sleep disorders or fighting for healthy sleep causes. The AAHS spotlights a new member issue every month and is always looking for members to contribute their stories!

Have you had a breakthrough with your disorder? Have you talked to media or been featured on a blog?  Have you started a new support group?   If you'd like your recent accomplishment highlighted in our next member newsletter, please contact membership@sleepallies.org.  


Join a Support Group

The AAHS has a list of local support groups available for your disorder in your area or contact the AAHS at inquiries@sleepallies.org for assistance in starting a new support group.