Development of the Systems Change for Health competency-based policy curriculum was partially supported through Cooperative Agreement #5U58DP325029 between the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (with funding provided through the Division of Adult and Community Health, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Office of Smoking and Health) and the National Center for Injury Control and Prevention.
The Directors of Health Promotion and Education gratefully acknowledges development of the curriculum by the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, and specifically James Emery, MPH and Carolyn Crump, PhD, under contract and in collaboration with DHPE.
Systems Change for Health and DHPE's other health policy and environmental change resources were initiated through a vision shared by many people. The idea was originally conceptualized and funded in October 2000 by Terrie Sterling, PhD in her capacity as Branch Chief, Division of Adult and Community Health.
Systems Change for Health has been guided by the time and talents of a curriculum advisory committee representing a distinguished cadre of national, state and local public health promotion practitioners, and many DHPE members, staff and contractors included in this list are: Curriculum Advisory Committee Chairs: Neil Hann, MPH, CHES and Nancy Berger, MPH; and Committee Members: Ellen Boyce, MPH; Charlotte Burke, MS, RD; Linda Chasson, MS; Joyce Dantzler, MS, CHES; Karen DeLeeuw, MSW; Shannon Michael, MPH; Gayle Payne, PhD, MS; Anu Pejavara, MPH; Lori Stegmier, MA, CHES; Margaret Tate, MS, RD; Cathy Wendholt-McDade; and DHPE staff: Donna Nichols, MSEd, CHES; Rose Marie Matulionis, MSPH; and Pam Eidson, MEd. We also thank many other federal and state representatives who gave of their time and talents to pilot test, advise, review and/or critique this work and are too many to mention here. To all those who have shaped this work we say thanks. And to all those who use this work to improve public health, we say bravo!