West Virginia Obstructive Sleep Apnea Academic Mentoring Partnership



Sleep, along with diet and exercise is one of the pillars of health, yet Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) often goes unrecognized or ineffectively treated in West Virginia. The resulting poor sleep has a broad impact on a variety of health metabolic and cardiopulmonary health. WVOSAAMP was created to train primary care providers in FQHCs and rural community clinics on best practices for screening, diagnosing, and treating obstructive sleep apnea. Participants in this partnership will have access to: 

  • Virtual training on basics of OSA care (offered twice a year) 
  • Sleep expert mentor consultation and case guidance 
  • Quarterly learning collaborative highlighting OSA 
Upcoming Training Dates:

October 1, 2024

Learning Objectives for WVOSAAMP

The WVOSAAMP program equips primary care providers in FQHCs and rural clinics with vital skills for addressing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Participants will examine the epidemiology of OSA in West Virginia, learn evidence-based management techniques, and explore tailored approaches for diagnosing and treating OSA in high-prevalence disease populations.

  • Review the epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea and why the disease is of particular importance in West Virginia.
  • Discussed the evidence-based management of obstructive sleep apnea barriers to care for OSA can be overcome. 
  • Consider the diagnosis and treatment of OSA in specific disease populations highly prevalent in West Virginia. 

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