Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement
As adopted by the AASM Board of Directors on January 22, 2021
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes that the diversity of its community – including its members, leadership, and staff – is a vital component of the AASM’s mission: Advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive space by respecting and celebrating our unique attributes, backgrounds, and perspectives. To build a strong community, the AASM is devoted to providing a welcoming environment in which diverse opinions, experiences, and viewpoints are appreciated, and every individual feels a sense of belonging. We value equity and seek to provide opportunities for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers to inclusion. Recognizing that sleep is essential to health, we will work with stakeholders, policymakers, and the public to reduce sleep health disparities.
For a copy of the latest AASM diversity and inclusion report, visit the Strategic Plan webpage.
Receive support and recognition through available DEI programs
The purpose of the grant is to provide AASM members whose demographic characteristics are underrepresented within the AASM’s volunteer and leadership population an opportunity to become more engaged so one day they are no longer underrepresented. The grant will cover registration fees and include travel assistance in future years when SLEEP is held as an in-person meeting.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award is a new effort to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of sleep medicine and/or sleep and circadian science by increasing diversity in the field, developing targeted educational programs or working to reduce sleep health disparities