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Addressing Sleep in Pediatric Primary Care

Webinar Description

Sleep problems in children are highly prevalent and affect multiple areas of child and family functioning. Primary care is an ideal setting in which to offer anticipatory guidance, screening, and intervention for sleep, yet studies suggest that sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea and pediatric insomnia, are not sufficiently addressed in primary care. At the same time, a number of brief and effective interventions for pediatric behavioral sleep difficulties are well-suited for delivery in primary care settings. This webinar will summarize current practices in guidance, screening, and intervention around sleep problems in youth ages 0-18, as well as barriers and facilitators to addressing sleep. A toolkit with brief interventions for addressing behavioral sleep problems will also be reviewed.

This webinar is presented by The Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The webinar series is made possible with funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority Integrated Behavioral Health Project in partnership with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, the AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, and the Advancing Care Together project of UC-Denver Dept. of Family Medicine.