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. 
Systems Change for Health Testimonials
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 "On behalf of HealthVisions Midwest and the REACH/Alcance program, we would like to say thank you again for a fun, exciting, meaningful and most importantly, enriching learning experience that you and your facilitators had prepared for us yesterday at the Purdue Learning Center in Crown Point.I personally appreciate the segments that you relate the learning points to all activities/actions and how you engaged us. I was truly enlightened by the training. You guys are great! Thank you." - HealthVisions Midwest and the REACH/Alcance program

"Has caused me to rethink how I can affect and use policy to help promote positive health outcomes.” – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment training participant


"Sessions were great – a really effective use of lecture and activity, which is rare.” –Massachusetts Department of Public Health training participant

"I loved the interactivity and group collaboration components.” – Ohio Department of Health training participant

"Really well-organized and thorough.” – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment training participant

"The pace and mix of didactic and group activities was very helpful.” – Massachusetts Department of Public Health training participant

"Perfect – good handouts, excellent facilitation.” – Washington State Department of Health training participant

"We are working to shift the work of the DPH-supported Community Health Networks from programs to policy and systems change. This training will be very useful as I guide them in making the transition.” – Massachusetts Department of Public Health training participant

"A good basic policy course with a few core messages public health could use to be more effective, including message framing and coalition building.” – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment training participant

"I will be in a better position to recommend policy changes now that I understand more about how problem statements are developed.” – 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference training participant

"I can now put a problem statement together and be clearer in my presentation.” – 2011 DHPE Member Institute training participant

"Excellent course – policy is very broad and deep but this information is helpful to organize and structure potential plans.” – Emory Center for Injury Control training participant

 

"Very engaging and helpful.” – 2011 DHPE Member Institute training participant


"Really liked being able to work in small groups with staff I hardly knew before today. Very refreshing.” –Massachusetts Department of Public Health training participant

"It did a good job covering a lot of material to a group with varying degrees of experience. Great job!” – 2011 CPPW Annual Training participant

"Trainers worked well together and complemented each other. They were well-organized, knowledgeable, and shared relevant experiences.” – 2011 DHPE Member Institute training participant

"I can now be more mindful about how my program can contribute to the policy work of others.” – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment training participant

"This information will be invaluable when working with school community teams.” – 2011 DHPE Member Institute training participant

"I can see this workbook being a great resource as I work.” – Oregon Health Authority training participant


"Excellent use of time. I was engaged the entire time.” – Ohio Department of Health training participant

"It was great! Well-balanced between didactic and interaction.” – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment training participant


"Today's session will help motivate me to be more systematic in my approach to policy change and perhaps to focus more on steps that I might now tend to ignore.” –Oregon Health Authority training participant

"My coalition has an advocacy component and focus. These resources will be great to support those efforts.” –Wyoming Department of Health training participant

"I found the small and large group exercises very helpful – allowed for learning from group members.” –Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment training participant

"This will allow me to think broadly as we pursue community partnerships.” –Washington State Department of Health training participant

"Good use of adult learning principles.” –Massachusetts Department of Public Health training participant

 

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