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Advisory Committee Vacancies


DSHS Accepting Applications for Promotor(a) or CHW Training and Certification Advisory Committee

The Texas Department of State Health Services is accepting applications for membership on the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee. The committee, created by Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48 advises DSHS and the Health and Human Services Commission on the implementation of standards, guidelines, and requirements relating to the training and regulation of people working as promotors or community health workers.

 

The terms for three members will expire December 31, 2017. Appointments will be for a three-year term (January 2018 – December 2020).

The current vacancies are for:

  • Two certified promotores or community health workers
  • One professional working with promotores or community health workers in a community setting

A community health worker member must currently be certified by the DSHS Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training & Certification Program.  A professional member is defined as a professional who works with promotores or community health workers in a community setting, including employers and representatives of non-profit community-based organizations or faith-based organizations.

If you would like to serve on the advisory committee, please complete and return the application with two signed and dated letters of recommendation no later than November 30, 2017.

 

Resumés or a curriculum vitae won’t be considered. You may submit the completed application packet by email, mail or fax to:

Email: chw@dshs.texas.gov

Mail:
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Mail Code 1922
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Attn: Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

Fax: 512-776-7658
Attn: Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

The DSHS commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a term of three years. For more information, including number of committee meetings per year, reimbursement policy, and selection information or go to: https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2017/11/dshs-accepting-applications-promotora-or-chw-training-certification-advisory-committee

A list of the current membership is found at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/mch/chw/advMEM.aspx.

Contact: For more information, please contact Beatrice Smith at 512-776-2208 or by email at chw@dshs.texas.gov.

 

Please note that applications without two signed and dated letters of recommendation will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded for consideration. 

Last updated November 13, 2017