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. 
National Implementation & Dissemination Technical Assistance Workshop for Sub-Recipients
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3/16/2015 to 3/18/2015
When: March 15 - 18, 2015
Where: American Heart Association National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, Texas  75231
United States
Contact: Cheryl Welbeck

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American Heart Association/American Stroke Association National Center

7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

(Consult with your funder about making travel arrangements)


Housing: Please contact the host hotel to reserve a sleeping room by March 6, 2015

Special housing rates have been reserved for attendees using Group Code:  DOH

Check-in: 15-MAR-2015 - Check-out: 18-MAR-2015

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Campbell Centre, 
8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75206-1888

Phone Number: 214-691-8700214-691-8700 (please provide Group Code: DOH if calling)

Group Reservation Link: RESERVE NOW



Buses will provide transportation from the hotel to the conference site and to the airport on Wednesday after the meeting.  If you need special accommodations, please indicate that on your meeting registration. 

Participants must arrange travel from the airport in Dallas to the DoubleTree hotel.



Lunches and breaks are provided on the meeting days.

Please include any dietary restrictions in your registration information.

The hotel provides complimentary breakfast.

Other meals are on your own and will be reimbursed according to the guidelines of the organization providing your funding.


For more information regarding this initiative contact:


Cheryl Welbeck, Project Director

Directors of Health Education & Promotion

Phone: 202-659-2230202-659-2230cwelbeck@dhpe.org

Nicolette Warren, Director of Health Equity

Society for Public Health Education

Phone: 202-408-9804202-408-9804nwarren@sophe.org


Funding for this project was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The views expressed in written materials or publications do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations. 

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