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: 


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. 
Blog Carnival
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Carnival to be published September 6

For many of us, one of life’s greatest challenges is making sure our kids eat healthy. This fall, that goal is getting a little easier because school meals are becoming healthier.

That’s right!  Because of new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition standards kids will be seeing more whole grains, fruits and vegetables in their school meals. Here’s a sample menu from USDA that shows how these new standards will give school lunches a makeover.

Ignite a conversation to get moms and dads talking about these positive changes--and also build momentum for future improvements to make all school foods and drinks healthier--by blogging about this topic!  Our leaders, candidates and the media need to see that improving all of the foods and drinks at school is a high priority for busy moms and dads. The Back-to-School season is the perfect time to get their attention on these issues.

*Can you participate in the MomsRising Making the School Day Healthier blog carnival by submitting a blog post? Please say you can!

Here's how to participate:

CONTENT GUIDELINES: As summer comes to a close and the school year begins, MomsRising invites you to write about what healthy meals in schools mean for your family, your community and the country by sharing stories and opinions from the personal to the political. Your blog post should focus on issues related to foods and drinks in schools, like the new USDA nutritional guidelines for meals, ideas for how to get children excited about eating healthy foods, how parents and schools are working together to improve school foods, or what further improvements are needed, like replacing junk foods and sugary drinks in vending machines and à la carte lines with healthier options.

Blog posts can be just a few paragraphs or longer, but we recommend your post be about 500 - 800 words.

MomsRising appreciates original content and we are also happy to re-post previously written content as long as you add a few sentences or a paragraph on why this post is relevant to this particular blog carnival.

HOW TO SUBMIT A POST: Please email the following to anita@momsrising.org by August 31, 2012 and copy monifa@momsrising.org. 

  • Your name and email address
  • Your headshot
  • Your Twitter handle if you have one
  • The title of your post
  • The text of your post
  • If possible, consider adding a photo or image to accompany your text with the photo’s credit. We find that photos and images help blog posts get shared around the Internet.
  • If your blog post has been published previously, please include the URL to receive credit. Also please include a few sentences about why you want to share this post for this particular blog carnival.
The more blog posts, the merrier (and the bigger the impact we’ll have overall). So in addition to submitting your own blog post, if you know anyone else who may like to participate, feel free to share this invitation with them.

TIMELINE: The blog carnival will be published on September 6, 2012. We are accepting blog posts starting now -- the earlier the better. The deadline for submitting your blog post is August 31, 2012 by 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Blog posts submitted after the August 31 deadline may be added to the blog carnival slightly later. We are happy to tweet a link to your post anytime!

MomsRising will promote your blog post, as part of our blog carnival, via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. In addition numerous other partners will be tweeting and re-posting on their respective organizations’ blogs. We estimate that our blog and social media reach alone extends to more than 3.5 million readers. Below this email, you'll find more information on blog carnivals and how you can participate. However, even if you can't participate at this time, feel free to forward this email to friends you think might be interested.

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you will be able to participate. We are honored to have your voice as part of this effort.

Many thanks!! 

--Anita (anita@momsrising.org) 

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