AASM continues to move forward in establishing a state sleep society in states that do not currently have a society. The purpose of the sleep society initiative is to strengthen the sleep care community in the state, provide a forum that will serve to educate members, and help the sleep care community in addressing any issues that may affect their practice.
At the start of this initiative, there were 18 state sleep societies. Currently, there are 43 established state sleep societies:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington D.C.
The AASM presently is working with members in Alaska, Arkansas and Nevada to form a state sleep society.