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. 
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Federal Budget News Alert

Thursday, April 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Yesterday's federal budget news was NOT GOOD. While all details are yet to be fully known, we do know programs critical to state public health agencies have been eliminated, drastically cut or zeroed out. What we do know is the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant has been eliminated in the President's Budget and also within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Congressional Justification. We do know that under the President's proposal, CDC budget authority would be cut by $439 million (program levels cut by $276 million); the share of the Prevention Fund allocated to CDC would fall by about $54 million; and within the proposed Fund allocations, while there are some increases, there are some significant decreases, including a few FY 2012 allocations proposed to be zeroed out for FY 2014. The Community Transformation Grant program is proposed to be funded at $146 million (including $136 million from the Prevention Fund), down from $226 million in FY 2012, and CDC chronic disease and health promotion funding would be cut by $175 million.

The President's FY2014 budget and supporting documents are available for your review detailed Congressional Justification document and other supporting summaries and charts from CDC are also available.

Adding further to this bad news, the Office of Management and Budget has issued an FY 2014 "sequestration preview" report to Congress. It can be viewed here. Based on current law, if sequestration remains in effect for FY 2014 there will be $91 billion reduction in the discretionary caps and a sequestration of $18 billion in nonexempt mandatory spending (cuts to the nondefense mandatory programs are expected to be 7.3 percent). The defense discretionary cap will be cut by $54 billion and the non-defense discretionary (NDD) cap by $37 billion.

As you might guess, the House has set very different discretionary caps. The House budget has NDD absorbing full responsibility for the $91 billion sequestration cut, and exempts defense. The Senate discretionary caps and sequestration cuts are closer to this OMB report--which ends up at a post-sequestration NDD cap of about$54 billion more than the House level. What that means is there will be a dramatic difference between the House and Senate NDD allocations (and thus the appropriations bills) if the chambers are unable to come to an agreement on the caps (which is the likely scenario) and have to "deem" different levels.

Much more to come.

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