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DHPE Makes a March “Madness” Visit to Florida

Friday, April 12, 2013   (0 Comments)
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On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, DHPE staff had an opportunity to meet with staff from the Florida Department of Health in the state’s capital Tallahassee. Doreleena Sammons-Posey provided an overview of DHPE and the Shaping Policy for Health™ training program and Karen Thompkins provided an update on the Internship and Fellowship Programs.  Susan Fleming, Administrator for the Cancer Program, hosted the meeting.


Pictured from left to right are: Mary Bowers, Program Director, Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; Karen Thompkins, DHPE Internship Manager; Susan Fleming, Administrator for the Cancer Program; Doreleena Sammons-Posey, DHPE Director of Training and Marketing; Lauren Porter, Program Evaluator, Tobacco Free Florida; Sue Higgins, Program Director, FL Comprehensive Cancer Control Program; and, Felisha Dickey, Program Director, FL Colorectal Cancer Control Program.


On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, DHPE’s interns had a chance to attend the Introductory Shaping Policy for Health™ Course, hosted by Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). The 28 attendees included DHPE interns, fellows, preceptors and 8 Florida DOH staff. The trainers were Karma Edwards (from Florida) and Alvin Dawson (from Texas).

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