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​Sleep Equity Issues

  • Patient awareness of physiological impact of sleep apnea on nightly blood pressure, pre/post operative surgery complications; opiate pain medication complications

  • Access, Affordability of sleep assessment and treatment for underserved populations

  • Women not being treated for sleep disorders

  • Sleep disorders, Co-Occurring Health Conditions and Underserved populations

  • Advances in sleep interventions reaching underserved communities

  • Cultural stereotypes and medial bias in primary care impacting access to assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in underserved communities

  • Racial and gender disparity in sleep disorder related mortality

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