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. 
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DHPE Welcomes Spring 2013 Interns!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013   (0 Comments)
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The spring 2013 cohort is comprised of 16 interns enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the country and in Puerto Rico. These internships are located at federal, state and local agencies and community-based organizations. Although there were 70 applicants to the program, only 16 were selected to participate in the internship.

During the 12 week program, interns will learn about the ten essentials of public health services, the seven core competencies of health education, health equity, health disparities and social determinants of health. DHPE will also provide interns professional development, training in public health leadership and mentoring. These experiences will be gained through practical experience at the internship site and during weekly webinar sessions.

Introducing the Spring 2013 Interns:

Yomi Akintola is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL. Yomi is an intern at the District of Columbia Department of Health in Washington, DC.

DeAndra Bodiford is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. DeAndra is an intern at Healing with CAARE, Inc. in Durham, NC.

Sade Collins Florida is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL. Sade is an intern at Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee, FL .

Reynelle Cornelius is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Reynelle is an intern at Hinds County Human Resource Agency in Jackson, MS.

India Johnson is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. India is an intern at North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition in Durham, NC.

Elizabeth Lee is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology at California State University in Fresno, CA. Elizabeth is an intern at the Fresno County Department of Public Health in Fresno, CA.

Evelyn Lett is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL . Evelyn is an intern at the DeKalb County Board of Health in Decatur, GA.

Duane McKinley is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL. Duane is an intern at the DeKalb County Board of Health in Decatur, GA.

Carlos Milan is pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Health at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, PR. Carlos is an intern at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta, GA.

Lauren Pinckney is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. India is an intern at North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition in Durham, NC.

Sue Ramos is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, PR. Sue is an intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dengue Branch in San Juan, PR.

Barbara Sanchez is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion at the University of Texas in El Paso, TX. Barbara is an intern at the City of El Paso Department of Public Health in El Paso, TX.

Nicole Skeete is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL. Nicole is an intern at the American Lung Association in Florida, Tallahassee, FL.

O'Mareen Spence is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL . O'Mareen is an intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

Dominique Williams is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Dominique is an intern at the Jackson Heart Study in Jackson, MS.

Quotasze Williams is pursuing a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Dominique is an intern at the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation's Childhood Obesity Program in Jackson, MS.


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