Sleep—an Essential Component of Obesity Screening and Counseling: A Policy Analysis of the Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has provided access to health care for millions of people in the United States. One of the most beneficial aspects of the PPACA is the obesity screening and counseling provision. Currently, it is estimated that over 39% of US adults are obese. Research has linked sleep disturbances to obesity and obesity-related behaviors. The purpose of this article is to advocate for evidence-based care through the inclusion of sleep disturbance screening and management under the PPACA obesity screening and counseling provision.
Owens, Heather, "Sleep—an Essential Component of Obesity Screening and Counseling: A Policy Analysis of the Affordable Care Act" (2019). Faculty Publications. 9.