DHPE has released a Healthy Communities Policy Brief. Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) and its members are uniquely positioned to assume a leadership role in the Healthy Community movement. DHPE is a nonprofit association comprised of state health agency officials who direct health promotion, health education, and health equity initiatives through partnerships with local health agencies, businesses, schools and a wide array of community organizations. DHPE believes that prevention programs and policies that keep Americans healthy should be state and national priorities and that encouraging Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles is in everybody’s best interest. DHPE also believes that Americans deserve healthy and safe places to live, work, learn and play. Specifically, DHPE’s mission addresses strengthening public health capacity in environment, policy and systems change to improve the health of all and achieve health equity.