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. 
Are We There Yet -- How Will We Know If Health Care Reform Is Working?
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When: 9/19/2012
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Contact: Dialogue4Health, (510) 285-5690.

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Are We There Yet -- How Will We Know If Health Care Reform Is Working? Using OSHPD Data to Track the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Access to Primary Care 
Wednesday, September 19
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) nears full implementation in 2014, the primary care system will need to make extensive changes to prepare for expanded service demands. Accurate data and clear metrics will be necessary for measuring progress and the impact that the ACA will have on access to care, quality and outcomes. 
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) collects data from primary care clinics and hospital-based emergency departments that can be used as a baseline for measuring the impact of the ACA on access to primary care. This Web Forum will demonstrate how OSHPD data can be used by those planning and implementing health care reform. 
Please join us for this interactive Web Forum that will provide information and insights on using OSHPD data to assess changes in the health care delivery system at this critical time. 
The Web Forum will: 
  • Summarize 51 metrics that have been recommended to measure the impact of ACA on health insurance coverage, affordability, and access to care in California;
  • Provide a 2010 profile and summarize five-year trend data for primary care clinics and hospital-based emergency departments in the state, including metrics on baseline utilization, patient demographics, and revenues; and
  • Describe strategies that primary care clinics are using to prepare for the full implementation of the ACA.

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Sponsored by Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Center for Health Improvement and the Public Health Institute 

Julie Sonier 
Deputy Director
State Health Access Data Assistance Center
Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota 
Denard Uy
Licensed Services Data and Compliance Unit
Healthcare Information Division
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development 
David Quackenbush
Vice President
Programs and Member Services
California Primary Care Association 
Jonathan Teague
Healthcare Information Resources Center
Healthcare Information Division
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Karen Shore, PhD
President and CEO

Center for Health Improvement

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