Benefits of Community-Based Approaches in Assessing and Addressing Sleep Health and Sleep-Related Cardiovascular Disease Risk: a Precision and Personalized Population Health Approach

Curr Hypertens Rep. 2020 Jul 15;22(8):52. doi: 10.1007/s11906-020-01051-3.


Purpose of review: In this current review, we describe the benefits of community-based and "precision and personalized population health" (P3H) approaches to assessing and addressing sleep health problems and sleep-related cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among vulnerable populations such as racial/ethnic minorities, the elderly, and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.

Recent findings: Very few sleep health programs utilize a community-based or P3H approach, which may account for low estimates of sleep health problems, related CVD outcomes, and inadequate healthcare infrastructure to address sleep-related health outcomes at the community and population level. We describe community-based and P3H approaches and programs as solutions to accurately capture estimates of sleep health and reduce burden of sleep health problems and corollary CVD outcomes at the level of the community and population. Specifically, we describe seven critical steps needed to successfully implement a community-based and P3H approach to address sleep health problems. Community-based and P3H approaches are effective strategies to assessing and addressing sleep health problems and related health conditions.

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease; Community; Health disparities; Personalized; Sleep; Sleep health.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cardiovascular Diseases* / prevention & control
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Humans
  • Hypertension*
  • Minority Groups
  • Population Health*