The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced that its 2007 Strategic Plan has been posted for reference. Download the Strategic Plan by visiting

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine applauds NHLBI for including sleep disorders and sleep research in several areas of the Strategic Plan. Areas that may be of specific interest to sleep medicine clinicians and sleep researchers include:

  • Challenge 1.1.d
  • Challenge 2.1.b
  • Challenge 2.1.c
  • Challenge 2.3.a
  • Challenge 2.3.b
  • Challenge 3.1
  • Challenge 3.1.b

Initiatives specific to sleep will be announced through NHLBI and the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.