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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2013 Member Institute Exhibitors/Sponsors

Welcome exhibitors and sponsors for DHPE's 2013 Member Institute on Aug 14-16, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN!

What is the Member Institute?
Directors of Health Promotion and Education will host its annual Members' Meeting August 14-16, 2013 in the Minneapolis area.  This meeting is open only to members of DHPE and will feature three speakers, a business meeting, and additional events.

Why Exhibit or Sponsor?
This is a highly targeted group of voting members who are leaders in state health agencies, and associate members who work within and are involved with health promotion and education. These members are key gatekeepers, recognized leaders, and influential contributors to their state’s prevention and public health agenda. With all of the changes happening within states, networking and connecting with those leaders at this time is critical.


With all opportunities listed below, DHPE will include logo/name and link on the exhibitors/sponsors page.

Takeaway Table $100 - RESERVE ONLINE

Mail us your materials and we will place them on a table in a key position at the entrance or within the main room of the institute.  Materials should be sent directly to the hotel (instructions to be provided).  This table will be shared with others who choose this option.  This option is limited to 25 exhibitors, 50 items should be 8.5" x 11" or smaller, two items maximum, literature and giveaways are acceptable, items cannot be "sample only", DHPE reserves the right to decline displaying an item and may request to preview items for approval.

Exhibit Table $350 (includes one meeting registration) - RESERVE ONLINE

Have a bigger impact with a full 6' table.  Showcase your services, network, and show off your products!  Tables will be scattered in hallway or inside ballroom for maximum exposure.  Exhibitors can be present or can send materials to put on the table with instructions.  This option is limited to 10 exhibitors, two chairs will be provided per table and display must be no larger than 8' high, exhibit hours TBD, one personnel may participate in the member institute itself , additional personnel should pay registration, DHPE reserves the right to decline displaying an item and may request to preview items for approval.

Sponsorships - CONTACT US

Sponsorship opportunities may be available for coffee breaks, luncheon, speakers, lanyards, bags, and the overall meeting.  Please contact us if you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity.  We will add your organization’s name to our website and will feature it prominently as a contributor and sponsor of our annual meeting for this year.


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