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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Call for Nominations

Friday, June 15, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Received via email on 6/15 - Call for nominations: Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Dear Colleague:

We invite your nominations for additional members to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) standing committee on childhood obesity prevention (www.iom.edu/childhoodobesity ). This ongoing standing committee guides the planning and program development of IOM's obesity prevention activities, including activities undertaken by separately appointed ad hoc committees. The committee's work emphasizes the urgency of accelerated progress in obesity prevention and seeks ways to sustain progress that is made. Specifically, the committee:

(1) serves as a focal point for discussions on policy-relevant priorities in childhood obesity prevention;
(2) identifies and refines focused topics to be examined through workshops, public briefings, and publications; and
(3) provides strategic guidance on emerging issues, research, and activities.

Expertise Needed:

· Agriculture Policy

· Biology/Physiology of Obesity

· Corporate Sector/Business

· Economics

· Education

· Health Law

· Media and Marketing/Communications

· Nutrition

· Obesity and Diabetes

· Obesity Prevention and Behavioral Research

· Pediatrics and Child Health

· Physical Activity

· Public Health

· Public Policy/Government

· Systems Research in Obesity

· Youth Organizations

· Other (please specify)

We invite you to nominate one or more individuals for any of these categories of expertise; please let us know if we should consider additional categories of expertise. Self-nominations are welcome. Service on the standing committee is also open to scientists and other experts working for a government agency as well as individuals employed by the private sector. Contact information and comments regarding qualifications of nominees are greatly appreciated. Please fill out the this form to submit information about your nominee(s) by Friday, June 22, and return it to Emily Ann Miller, Associate Program Officer, at eamiller@nas.edu. You may also contact Emily with any questions.

The IOM is committed to increasing the participation of under-represented minorities in all phases of its projects. The excellence of the members of its study committees is crucial to its work. Your assistance in identifying potential committee members, especially from under-represented minorities, is greatly appreciated.

Please note: You do not need to contact the persons you nominate to determine their willingness to serve; we will contact potential committee members as we balance the expertise needed with the many factors involved in convening the most qualified committee.

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to your networks.

Sincerely,

Lynn Parker, Scholar/Study Director


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