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Your Sleep/Your Life: Su Sueño/Su Vida (University of Guanajuato)

ASU has been collaborating with University of Guanajuato for more than 10 years in the area of research and capacity building. This partnership received the 2015 ASU President's Medal for Social Embeddedness for the Your Sleep/Your Life project. A binational team from the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation and community partners from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine and the University of Guanajuato, successfully developed, implemented and evaluated an evidence-based bilingual (English/Spanish) sleep health training program tested with ‘promotores’ (Hispanic lay health workers), ASU nursing students, and health professionals in Mexico. The team continues to evaluate and expand the sleep training program to assist with binational capacity building of promotores, upgrade sleep learning, assessment and intervention skills in academic and community-based health settings, and support outcomes research for effective community-based and clinical health care delivery.   

On February 18, 2016, the ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation was designated a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre to Advance the Policy on Research for Health. This designation recognizes the College’s excellent programs in health policy and research development, in addition to its commitment to an international approach in education, research, service, and community initiatives, particularly in the Americas. This is the first PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre both at ASU and in Arizona and one of only two in the Southwestern United States. A leading goal for the Centre is to become an international model working across disciplines to develop and implement evidence-based health promotion, research, and policy to improve health systems and outcomes and advance health equity. 

ASU Program Owner(s) 

Carol M. Baldwin
Professor Emerita and Southwest Borderlands Scholar
Deputy Director, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre to Advance the Policy on Research for Health
Center for World Health
College of Nursing & Health Innovation

David Coon
Associate Dean and Professor - R.I.S.E
College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Lorely Ambriz
MSIS, Adjunct Faculty
College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Related Link(s):

ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation PAHO/WHO Colalboration Centre to Advance the Policy on Research Health: https://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/research/centers/who-cc

Award recipient Your Sleep/Your life:Su Sueño/Su Vida: https://cfo.asu.edu/2015-award-recipient-your-sleepyour-life-su-sue%C3%B1osu-vida

Southwest Borderlands Nursing website with resources: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cbaldwi1/swborderlands/resource.htm

PAHO/WHO Camino a la Salud para Promotoras y Promotores: http://iris.paho.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/4313

Press release from the American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Award: https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/AANNET/c8a8da9e-918c-4dae-b0c6-6d630c46007f/UploadedImages/docs/Edge%20Runners/2018/2018_1_23_Edge_Runner_Baldwin-cisneros-ornelas-pr.pdf

AAN website with information on the Los Trastornos del Sueño Edge Runner program (with photos of Luxana, Cipriana and me): http://www.aannet.org/initiatives/edge-runners/profiles/del-sueno 

AAN 2017 Edge Runner Recipients (I am 4th from right): http://www.aannet.org/initiatives/edge-runners


Mexican Program Partner(s)

Cipriana Caudillo Cisneros
University of Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico

Carolina C. de la Cruz
University of Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico

Sergio Marquez Gamiño
University of Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico

Luxana Reynaga Ornelas
University of Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico

Related Link(s):

University of Guanajuato website: http://www.ugto.mx/en/

University of Guanajuato, Leon, Mexico, May 10, 2016, “International Expert in Public Health Discusses Results of Sleep Education,” http://www.ugto.mx/noticias/noticias/9223-experta-internacional-en-salud-publica-expone-en-la-ug-resultados-de-educacion-para-el-sueno

 AM.com Local (Leon) Edition, April 28, 2015, “Investigators and Students at the University of Guanajuato Receive Distinctions for Diverse Work,”: https://www.am.com.mx/irapuato/local/premian-a-investigadores-y-alumnos-198002.html