Below is a compilation of sample programs or publicly available resources related to our goals in Ohio for adolescent health and well-being via sleep. The corresponding OAHP objective(s) are indicated in parentheses after the agency or resource - refer to the OAHP Strategic Plan for more information on the specific objectives.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine K-12 Sleep Education Curriculum (Objectives 12.1; 12.2)
Educational curriculum adaptable to language arts, math, health, and social studies. Age-appropriate with downloadable lessons, assessments, and even fun crossword puzzles, word searches, and other engaging activities.
Four curriculum options: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
Available at www.school.sleepeducation.com
NIH "Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms" 9-12 Supplement Series (Objectives 12.1; 12.2)
This National Institutes of Health high school supplement series explores the biology of sleep and the impacts of sleep loss, including the risks of drowsy driving. Downloadable teacher's guide and and activities.
Available at: www.science.education.nih.gov/customers/HSSleep.html
Nemour's Foundation KidsHealth 9-12 Sleep Curriculum (Objectives 12.1; 12.2)
Part of the Human Body Series, this high school curriculum offers a teacher's guide with links to suggested articles for students to read, discussion questions, activities, and reproducibles.
Available at www.kidshealth.org/classroom/9to12/body/functions/sleep.pdf
"Awake at the Wheel" Materials from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (Objectives 12.1; 12.2)
Color brochures, posters, and teacher's guides created by the NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health and Scholastic. Materials can be used for classroom lessons or simply to post in hallways or the cafeteria to raise awareness of sleep needs and the risks of drowsy-driving. (Image at the top of this page is from this curriculum.)
Available at: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/resources/sleep/aaw-awake
"School Start Time Change" - Children's National Medical Center Blueprint for Change Team (Objective 12:3)
This report was commissioned by Fairfax schools in Virginia and has been made publicly available. A team created by Children's National Medical Center analyzed the research on school start times, studied schools that successfully adopted later morning start times, and compiled an overview of considerations and recommendations for school exploring such changes.
Available at: http://www.startschoollater.net/uploads/9/7/9/6/9796500/blueprint_for_change_041514.pdf
Start School Later, Inc (Objective 12.3)
The national non-profit Start School Later advocates for developmentally appropriate school start times for secondary schools. General information, frequently asked questions, and a link to a wiki of scholarly research articles can all be found on the website: www.StartSchoolLater.net
Post-Secondary Curriculum on Sleep (Objectives 12.1; 12.2)
Dr. Megan Kraynok of Ohio Northern University has created a freshman-level general course on sleep, and has generously agreed to share the curriculum with any college or university who wishes to duplicate her course. Contact the chair of the sleep committee, Stacy Simera (ssimera at aol.com), for more information.
Miscellaneous Free Resources on Sleep (Objectives 12.1; 12.2)
Dr. Dean Beebe, Professor of Pediatrics at University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, created a listing of free resources on sleep for our 2014 Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership Annual Symposium. This two-page color pdf provides a comprehensive list with links to some of the best resources nationally. Link: Free Resources on Sleep
"Problem Sleepiness in Your Patient" Brochure for Primary Care Providers (Objective 12.2)
This free guide from NIH is available as an immediate download or can be ordered in printed quantities up to 10. The guide provides an overview of problem sleepiness, its consequences, causes, identification, and management. It also discusses how other medical conditions, drugs, and lifestyle influence problem sleepiness. Includes a sample table of questions for patient assessment. Available at: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-pro/resources/sleep/problem-sleepiness
Zzz's to A's: Supporting Sleep for Better-Functioning Adolescents 3-Part Webinars
In the fall of 2016 we joined with the Region V DHHS Office of Adolescent Health, Ohio AAP, and Start School Later to host a 3-part series on adolescent sleep. You can view the session recordings below, courtesy of the Ohio AAP:
Part 1 - "What you don't know about teen sleep, but should."
Session recording via Dropbox: www.dropbox.com/sh/xh7n6ovhl5h41of/AADMYK3OOTFzT4fsDLnn3TPEa?dl=0&preview=Zzz%27s+to+A%27s+Part+1.mp4
Part 2 - "How to intervene in clinical and community settings."
Session recordings via Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kj8d0h6fhfnj134/AABVVOzUgwm0DBBJhfi95zKNa?dl=0 or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrgT1uzAxs&feature=youtu.be
Part 3 - "Understanding the role of school start times."
Session recording via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcYpcvsui5c&feature=youtu.be