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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DHPE Membership Renewals Open

Thursday, February 9, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Thank you for your continued support of the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE). We are pleased to have you as part of our community.

It is now time to renew your support with your dues. Membership is now on a calendar year basis, with all paid memberships from 2011 expiring on March 31. 2012 Membership will expire December 31, 2012. Through our new website, we have an easy online renewal process available this year. Below are the steps to renew for 2012. Please renew by March 31, 2012 to maintain your member-only access.

Please note that payments received in late 2011 were applied to individuals who kept an active membership for the duration of 2011.


1. After you log in to http://www.dhpe.org. Go to https://dhpe.site-ym.com/members/membership.asp (your login will be required). If you don't get to the page immediately, select "Membership Info” under "My Profile” on the right side of the screen.

2. Select "Securely Renew Your Membership Now >>”

3. Select your dues type

a. Individual Voting Member - $200

Voting members are assigned to this membership type by default. Select this option for those continuing as an individual voting member and do not plan to pay for any additional Associate memberships.  Associate members do not select this option unless you are being designated by your state for voting membership.

b. Voting Member + 4 Associate Members - $350

Voting members can select this option if you wish to take advantage of DHPE's special discounted rate. Save $50 when you purchase one Voting Membership and four Associate memberships for individuals within your organization. After renewing you will receive a personalized link the designated associate members so they can join through your account.

c. Associate Member - $50

Select this option if you are not a designated voting member or are no longer the designated voting member for your state but wish to continue as a non-voting DHPE associate member. If you change to this type, please contact us to let us know who in your state will be the designated voting member.

4. Review and update your contact information first by selecting "Manage Profile – Edit Bio” under "My Profile”.

5. Fill out your billing information. New this year is a "Bill Me” option. We encourage payment online for immediate renewal, but we have the "Bill Me” option if you need to create an invoice for your accounting department to submit a check for your membership dues. Your renewal will be processed once the check is received at DHPE Headquarters at the address on the invoice.

6. If you wish to make a donation at this time, put a check beside "I would like to make an additional donation after submitting this form.” Donations are tax-deductible.

7. Check to Accept the Terms of Use.

8. Select "Submit Securely”

9. Select "View Invoice/Receipt” on the confirmation page to view a receipt. It will also be emailed to the email address in your profile.

More information about DHPE and membership is available online. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, and please take advantage of the tools on the new website including joining an online group.

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