DHPE HAS CLOSED OPERATIONS

Dear DHPE Members, Partners and Supporters,

 

It is will great sadness to announce that the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) have finally closed our doors after being in operation for 72 years. The Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education (ASTDHPPHE) dba the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) is dissolving. As with many non-profits in recent years, DHPE has been challenged to do more with less.  

On behalf of the Board of Directors of DHPE, I want to thank all of you who have contributed to the success of DHPE over its 72-year history.  We have accomplished so much toward our shared mission of strengthening public health capacity in policy and in systems change to improve the health of all and achieve health equity. 

Although DHPE is dissolving, the programs that we collectively have worked hard to establish and maintain will be continuing under new leadership. The assets of these programs have been given to the excellent caretakers, which are highlighted below.

Again, thank you for all your hard work and support of all our programs, and we hope you will utilize some of these resources as your agency pursues future policy, systems and environmental change approaches to improve the health of our communities and the Nation!

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), a nonprofit organization with our shared goals and vision, will maintain the balance of DHPE programs, that are NOT designated below, on their website. We want all of our former members and partners to reach out to SOPHE as an organizational home and/or resource for future professional development. They will be offering special membership pricing for former members of DHPE. SOPHE can be reached at: https://www.sophe.org/

Should you have a need to contact DHPE, we will have email access for a few more months at: info@dhpe.org or dsammons-hackett@dhpe.org

 

DHPE Programs and New Homes:

Systems Change for Health

Starting January 1, 2018, Carolyn Crump, PhD and James Emery, MPH - the curriculum developers for Systems Change for Health (SCH) - will be administrating and operating the program. You may view the courses at the new website: 

http://SystemsChangeForHealth.web.unc.edu 

You can learn more about the authors at: http://UNCHealthySolutions.web.unc.edu . Thank you for your continued support of and/or interest in the Systems Change for Health (SCH) training program!

Minority Internship and Fellowship Program

The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) is operating the Health Equity Internship Program starting in January 2017. Please send your emails and inquiries to ASPHN Executive Director Karen Probert at internship@asphn.orgThank you for your interest in the Health Equity Internship Program!

Lupus Health Education Program

The purpose of the DHPE Lupus Health Education Program entitled LEAP is to reduce lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by conducting a national lupus education initiative. The caretaker agreement is still under development.

National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative

The CDC-funded National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative, also referred to as Partnering4Health has come to an end. DHPE would like to thank each of you for your participation and support of the project over the past three years. Several resources have been created as a part of Partnering4Health and these resources are available to you and your affiliates to be utilized in the future. Learn more below:

  • The Partnering4Health white paper has been released.  The white paper includes both a summary documentas well as pull-outs for each focus area of physical activity, nutrition, smoke-free environments and community clinical linkages. 
  • The Partnering4Health microsite hosts the white paper as well as additional resources from the national project. The site is hosted by the Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) at http://partnering4health.org
  • DHPE created an online sustainability course, featuring several community partners.  The course also has an accompanying toolkit created by SOPHE.
  • A  final video integrates interviews with national partners, including American Health Association, American Planning Association, and the National WIC Association, from the Denver meeting. 
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School Employee Wellness Guide

You can download the entire guide or individual sections by clicking the links below (the file size of each document is listed in parenthesis).

PLEASE NOTE: COPIES OF THE GUIDE ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ORDER. IF MULTIPLE COPIES OF THE GUIDE ARE REQUIRED, PLEASE REPRODUCE AS NEEDED.

ENTIRE GUIDE
School Employee Wellness: A Guide to Protecting the Assets of Our Nation's Schools (PDF, 2676K)

INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS
Foreward, Acknowledgements, and Introductions (PDF, 584K)
Why Wellness Programs for Employees of School Systems? (PDF, 439K)
Establishing a School Employee Wellness Program(PDF, 731K)
Useful Tools for School Employee Wellness Programs (PDF, 583K)
Appendix (PDF, 630K)

OTHER USEFUL TOOLS
Brief Fact Sheets
School Employee Wellness Programs (PDF, 140K)

PowerPoint Presentations
The Importance of School Employee Wellness Programs (for administrators) (PPT, 4709K)
An Introduction to the School Employee Wellness Guide(PPT, 4745K)

Brief Tip Sheets
Tip Sheet 1: Developing and Maintaining Awareness (PDF, 85K)
Tip Sheet 2: Calculating Savings (PDF, 67K)

SAMPLE TOOLS FROM SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
STEP 4: ORGANIZE A COMMITTEE
Committee Purpose, Goals, Qualities - Norfolk Public Schools
Committee Structure, Roles & Responsibilities - Fargo Public Schools
Committee Workbook - North Carolina HealthSmart

STEP 5: GATHER AND ANALYZE DATA

Employee Interest Surveys
Sample 1
Sample 2
Sample 3
Sample 4
Sample 5
Sample 6 - Wenatchee School District

Employee Health Habits Surveys
Sample 1

Employee Interest and Health Habits Surveys
Sample 1
Sample 2
Sample 3
Sample 4
Sample 5
Sample 6
Sample 7 - Parkside High School
Sample 8 - Westonka Public Schools

STEP 6: DEVELOP A PLAN
Sample 1 - Everett Public Schools
Sample 2 - Osceola County School District
Sample 3 - School District of Palm Beach County
Sample 4 - Sarasota County School Board
Health & Wellness Program Ideas/Activities for: nutrition, physical activity/weight loss, smoking cessation, screenings and stress management

STEP 7 IMPLEMENT THE PLAN

Newsletters
Sample 1
Sample 2
Sample 3
Sample 4 - Everett Public Schools
Sample 5 - Palm Beach County School District
Sample 6 - Wenatchee School District

Wellness Activity Materials
Nutrition (North Carolina Health Smart)
Physical Activity (North Carolina Health Smart)
Smoking Cessation (North Carolina Health Smart)
Stress Management (North Carolina Health Smart)
Walking Trail Challenge - Everett Public Schools
Wellness Incentive Program - School District of Osceola County
Staff Development Wellness Day - Academy School District 20
5K Run/Walk, Weight Challenge, Physical Activity Challenge - UEA Staywell/Utica Community Schools

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