Funding Sources and Independence
The Sleep Health Foundation aims to raise public awareness of sleep health issues and to improve public health and safety. This includes highlighting the consequences of sleeping difficulties and the ways that these may be resolved through greater community understanding of sleep and sleep disorders. The Foundation supports public education with its annual Sleep Health Education Grant and promotes and funds sleep-related research and advocacy.
The Sleep Health Foundation is supported by a number of sources, including individual and company donors, memberships and corporate sponsorships.
All of the educational resources produced by The Foundation are developed and/or reviewed by independent experts selected for their knowledge of a particular subject.
The Sleep Health Foundation is governed by a Board, comprising four member appointed directors, two directors appointed by the Board of the Australasian Sleep Association (the peak professional body of Australian and New Zealand sleep clinicians and scientists) and one independent director appointed by the Board itself.
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2012
Details for the 2012 Sleep Health Foundation AGM are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 11 October, 2012
Venue: Auditorium 2, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin
Aims and Objectives
The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to increasing community awareness of the importance of good sleep and improving the treatment of sleep disorders. We aim through advocacy, public education and support of research into sleep issues to encourage the prevention and control of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation.
The foundation has the following objectives:
- raising and administering funds for research into the detection, prevention and treatment of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation
- encouraging best practice in the delivery of health care related to sleep disorders
- advocacy of sleep health issues to government, employer bodies, road safety authorities and other organisations
- raising public awareness and community involvement about sleep health issues and their resolution
- undertaking targeted education and service delivery programmes in relation to sleep health issues
- raising and administering funds for community awareness programmes in relation to sleep health issues
- collaborating with professional organisations involved in sleep health to promote better sleep behaviours and health