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. 
Community Heath Needs Assessments and Implementation Plans: Better, Cheaper, Faster, AND Implementab
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When: 6/20/2012
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Contact: Bill Barberg, 763-331-8361

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Community Heath Needs Assessments and Implementation Plans:
Better, Cheaper, Faster, AND Implementable
Wednesday June 20th at 1:00 PM Central Time

Are you too busy to do everything traditionally done for a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) but still need to get one done quickly?

Fortunately, you don’t need to compromise on quality or spend a fortune to conduct a high-quality CHNA. On June 20, Stephanie Bailey, M.D., M.S., the former President of NACCHO and the past Chief for Public Health Practice with the CDC will join Bill Barberg to show new tools and data services to allow you to conduct a CHNA that is better, faster and cheaper than the typical process, and they will show how to create an implementation plan that has a much greater chance of actually being implemented.

Better – instead of relying on opinion surveys and highly-aggregated county or zip-code level data, you can start your CHNA with a powerful analysis of detailed geo-coded data from a wide range of data sources that will bring unprecedented, fact-based insights to the hospitals, health departments and community partners involved with your CHNA process.

Faster – The traditional process that relies heavily on primary research (surveys, focus groups and town hall meetings) can be streamlined and expedited when everyone is equipped with a richer set of facts and a simplifying framework.

Cheaper – The data services, analysis and other tools you learn about in this Webinar are affordable—costing less than the most popular alternatives.

But even the best plans are of little value if they just sit on the shelf. This Webinar will show how to engage community partners in ways that will make it worth their time to participate in the implementation so they have a powerful Collective Impact as well as direct benefits to their organizations.

  • Bill Barberg, President/Founder, Insightformation
  • Stephanie Bailey, M.D., M.S., Chief Medical Officer for Stratasan
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