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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ACTION ALERT - September 20: NDD Community Call-in and Tweet Day!

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The federal government supports many programs that benefit all Americans, including medical and scientific research; public health; education and job training; public safety and law enforcement; weather monitoring; housing and social services; and international relations. In Washington, these programs are collectively referred to as "nondefense discretionary” or simply "NDD” programs.

A disturbing report released by the White House last week highlights the damaging impact that pending cuts under sequestration will have on public health. Core public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration and other federal health agencies would be slashed by an estimated 8.2 percent. The Prevention and Public Health Fund would be cut by 7.6 percent or $76 million.

On January 2, 2013 these programs will face devastating, across-the-board cuts of 8.2 percent through an arcane budget tool known as "sequestration" unless Congress works together to prevent these cuts through a bipartisan, balanced approach to deficit reduction.

Today, September 20th please join the NDD community in a National NDD Community Call-in and Tweet Day and ask your member of Congress to support a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to NDD programs . As examples of the impact these cuts will make, you can use our CNHEO budget impact stories , Don't Deal Away Our Health! These budget impact stories can be found on the CNHEO website at: http://www.cnheo.org/.

NDD programs represent a relatively small and shrinking share of the federal budget and our overall economy—already reduced to levels not seen since President Eisenhower held office. They are not the drivers of the debt. In fact, even completely eliminating all NDD programs would still not balance the budget. Yet to date NDD programs have borne the brunt of deficit reduction efforts. If sequestration is allowed to take effect, core services upon which Americans have come to rely will be greatly curtailed or even eliminated.

Call, Tweet, or Facebook your Members of Congress today to let them know that NDD programs, have already done their part to help reduce the deficit – it's now time for a balanced approach!

Sample talking points, Tweets, and information about how to contact your Members of Congress are included below to help you advocate to protect NDD programs.

Suggested Talking Points

(For use on Facebook and calls to congressional offices)

This January, essential jobs and services such as medical research, education, public safety, air traffic control and [INSERT YOUR PRIORITY or BUDGET IMPACT STORY] will face more deep cuts through sequestration.

  • There is bipartisan agreement that these cuts would be devastating to the nation.
  • For [INSERT YOUR PRIORITY or BUDGET IMPACT STORY] specifically, these cuts will mean
  • Only through a balanced approach can we avoid sequestration, balance the budget and restore the nation's economic stability.
  • I ask that you work with your colleagues to find a bipartisan, balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to essential jobs and services.

How to Call Your Members of Congress:

For those not familiar with calling the offices of your Members of Congress, you can call the Capitol Switchboard and asked to be connected to your Members' offices. The phone number is (202)224-3121. You can also go to www.Congress.org to find the office's direct line and to look up your Members of Congress.

Suggested Tweets

How to Tweet Your Members of Congress:

For a complete list of Members of Congress and their Twitter handles, as well as other social media accounts, please see these House & Senate lists. For those relatively new to Twitter, this is a great Twitter 101 Guide from the folks at Half in Ten/Center for American Progress.

Template

Invest in strong education, public safety, medical research, & infrastructure [insert Member Twitter handle]. Support balance to stop #sequestration! #NDDUnited.

Sample

Invest in strong education, public safety, medical research, & [INSERT YOUR PRIORITY]@MaxBaucus. Support balance to stop #sequestration! #NDDUnited

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Template (links to NDD national sign-on letter)

Remember [insert Member Twitter handle] over 3000 groups want you to support a balanced approach to stop #sequestration! http://bit.ly/N2jgsB #NDDUnited

Sample

Remember @MaxBaucus, over 3000 groups want you to support a balanced approach to stop #sequestration! http://bit.ly/N2jgsB #NDDUnited

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Template (links to The Hill editorial by American Federation of School Administrators)

#Sequestration devastates medical research, education, & infrastructure. [insert Member Twitter handle] find a balanced solution! http://bit.ly/OPmbSl #NDDUnited

Sample

#Sequestration devastates medical research, education, & infrastructure. @MaxBaucus find a balanced solution! http://bit.ly/OPmbSl #NDDUnited

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#Sequestration means an 8.2% cut to # [INSERT YOUR PRIORITY] funding in 2013. [insert Member Twitter handle] support a balanced approach! http://bit.ly/N2jgsB #NDDUnited

Sample

#Sequestration means an 8% cut to #education funding in 2013. @MaxBaucus support a balanced approach! http://bit.ly/N2jgsB #NDDUnited

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Template ( links to AIA jobs loss report)

#Sequester harms #economy & costs 2.1 million #jobs! [ insert Member Twitter handle] undo it w/ a balanced approach! http://bit.ly/OLbyj1 #NDDUnited

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#Sequester harms #economy & costs 2.1 million #jobs! @MaxBaucus undo it w/ a balanced approach! http://bit.ly/OLbyj1 #NDDUnited

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National #security means strong education, public health, & infrastructure. [ insert Member Twitter handle] undo #sequester w/ a balanced approach! #NDDUnited

Sample

National #security means strong education, public health, & infrastructure. @MaxBaucus undo #sequester w/ a balanced approach! #NDDUnited

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A secure #America needs more than #military might! [ insert Member Twitter handle] support a balanced approach! #NDDUnited

Sample

A secure #America needs more than #military might! @MaxBaucus support a balanced approach! #NDDUnited

 


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