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To strengthen, promote, and enhance the professional practice of health promotion and public health education nationally and within State health departments.

July 27-29, 2009, CDC's Weight of the Nation, Washington, D.C

Web-Based Training on Arthritis
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Internship Program for Students
of Minority Serving Institutions
A Guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation's Schools
Directors of Health Promotion and Education

"A historic commitment to wellness initiatives will keep millions of Americans from setting foot in the doctor's office in the first place -- because these are preventable diseases and we're going to invest in prevention.”

As stated by

President Obama at the signed of the bill Feb 18th





 “We're going to invest in Prevention.”

Thanks to you: Over $1 billion passed for prevention and wellness in the economic stimulus bill!

The version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that the U.S. Congress voted for last week, and that President Obama recently signed includes more than $1 billion for prevention and wellness. This investment in prevention will support more than 20,000 public health jobs and provide substantial support for efforts to create healthier communities. This would not have happened without an outpouring of support and advocacy from the public health community and supporters like you. Thanks to all who sent communications and made calls. Your hard work and dedication paid off!

There is still substantial work ahead to ensure that the prevention and wellness funds, as well as stimulus funding related to issues such as transportation, parks and economic development, are allocated in ways that support health and equity. For more information visit us at www.dhpe.org




2009 Membership Call Schedule

Leadership Training and Coaching Scholarship Opportunity for DHPE Members

Now Available from DHPE

SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WELLNESS: A Guide for Protecting the Assets of Our Nation’s Schools

Download your FREE copy today at www.schoolempwell.org

AlSO AVAILABLE on the website are success stories, fact sheets, presentations and more!

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Links and Resources

CDC.gov website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Professional Judgment for Fiscal Year 2008.