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. 
Webinar: A New Road Forward
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10/15/2015
When: October 15, 2015
2:30-4:00 PM EDT
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A New Road Forward – How Hospital, Public Health and Stakeholder Collaboration has Changed the Community Health Landscape
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The American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health, with the tremendous support of multi-sector co-sponsors, invites you to the first in a new Dialogue4Health webinar series focused on seizing new opportunities to engage multiple sectors in community health and prevention.

The health care landscape is changing rapidly and this focus on transformation opens exciting new opportunities to advance population health. It is increasingly clear that achieving the promise of greater community health and equity requires the knowhow, innovations and commitment of a wide range of sectors and stakeholders.

The first webinar highlights how hospitals, public health, and key stakeholders are already working together to creatively and effectively address needs in their communities. Specifically, the webinar will:

• Give an overview of population health improvement and community prevention during this time of health care transformation, including further insights on defining population health improvement.
• Establish the value of collaboration between public health, hospitals, and other key stakeholders to improve population health and advance health equity.
• Share insights and key findings from a recent University of Kentucky study of public health and hospital collaborations, and identify ways to strengthen and support existing collaborations, as well as how to inspire and support new ones.
• Provide lessons learned from the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force’s successes in improving outcomes through coordination with a diversity of funders and partners; how they are leveraging the skills of community health workers; and how they are working to inform policy.
• Describe CDC’s current efforts to encourage public health and hospital collaborations, including promising practices and future endeavors.

Speakers:
• Mary Pittman, DrPH, President and CEO, Public Health Institute
• Lawrence Prybil, PhD, LFACHE, Professor, University of Kentucky College of Public Health
• Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness Officer, Henry Ford Health System
• John Auerbach, MBA, Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderator:
• Matthew Marsom, Vice President of Public Health Policy and Advocacy, Public Health Institute

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