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. 
News & Press: Additional Health Promotion & Education News

50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health

Friday, January 3, 2014   (0 Comments)
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From the Acting Surgeon General:

January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. We now know that smoking causes a host of cancers and other illnesses and is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States (killing 440,000 people each year). The 1964 landmark report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first to definitively link smoking with lung cancer and heart disease. As the first document to scientifically establish the link between smoking and ill health, this report laid the foundation for tobacco control efforts in the United States.

In the 50 years since the release of the first report, 30 additional Surgeon General's Reports have increased our knowledge and understanding of the devastating health and financial burdens caused by tobacco use. As we approach the anniversary of this groundbreaking report, the Office of the Surgeon General will be working to increase awareness of the lessons learned and the progress that has taken place during the last 50 years of tobacco control efforts. An important part of this effort is engaging existing tobacco control, public health, and wellness partners, and establishing partnerships with organizations new to our cause.

To that end, the Office of the Surgeon General, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health, has developed a Web site with you in mind. The site contains downloadable materials such as, buttons and banners for your own Web sites, PowerPoint slides, press inserts, promotional tweets, fact sheets, and other resources to make your outreach efforts easy. More materials will be added to the site as they become available.

Please visit www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco to view the resources and to sign up to receive email updates. We also invite you to contact us at INFO2014SGR50@CDC.GOV if you have general questions or want to share your plans for promoting this historic anniversary.

We look forward to working with you to commemorate the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health and to use this anniversary to help our future generations be tobacco-free.

Sincerely yours,

Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H

Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service

Acting Surgeon General


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