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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Use of the Information this Site Gathers and Tracks

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Online Forms

Several areas of the web site requires a user to provide various types of information: contact information (like their name and e-mail address), unique identifiers (like their password), financial information (like their account or credit card number), and demographic information (like their address and zip code). Each type of information serves a different purpose, depending on where it is requested.

Unique identifiers (such as a password) are collected to verify the user's identity. Contact information obtained from order forms may be used by DHPE only for promotional communications. Users may opt out of receiving communications at any time. Financial information is only used to bill the user for products and services ordered. Financial information and all passwords will in no way be used for marketing purposes, nor will it be shared with any third parties unless the third party manages the billing.

Member Information

As a member of DHPE, we use member contact information from the application form to send the user information about membership information. Membership contact information is also used to get in touch with the member when necessary for administrative purposes. The online Membership Directory is provided for informational purposes and members may opt-out of being listed in the online directory at the time of application or contact us to be removed.


DHPE will use email as a method to communicate with users regarding DHPE activities and notices of opportunities or information DHPE feels carries value to users. Registered users may opt-out of receiving emails at any time.

Communications from Underage Individuals

DHPE will not initiate communication with any individual under the age of 18. If an underage individual initiates communication for specific information related to DHPE, we will respond to their email asking them to involve their parent/guardian in further communications. Public forums as defined below are typically not monitored directly. Parents should caution children when participating in any public forum.

Security Capabilities and Financial Information

Financial information may be collected online when ordering from the store or in making payment online. The online forms are PCI compliant, within a SSL secured encryption using https. This encrypts the information during the transaction so as to secure the cardholder data from access by unauthorized users.

External Link Privacy Practices

This site contains links to other sites. DHPE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Public Forums

This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Opting Out of Receiving Communications and Being Listed in the Member Directory

DHPE gives users the following options for removing their information from our online member directory or to discontinue receiving future communications.

1. When creating or updating an online profile.

2. Select the automatic remove-me or unsubscribe option in any emails sent by DHPE.

3. Send email to info@dhpe.org

4. Send mail or fax to:

Directors of Health Promotion and Education
15501 18th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Fax:  202-478-0884

5. Call the following telephone number: 202-659-2230.

Correct/Update User Information

Users can select from the options in the above section to correct or modify information previously provided.

Contact DHPE Online by filling out the Contact Us form.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this web site, or dealings with this web site, you can contact:

Wendy Sahli, Director of Information Technology Services
Directors of Health Promotion and Education
15501 18th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202-747-2007 F: 202-478-0884


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