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    For CHW certification questions:
    (512) 776-2570; or
    (512) 776-2624

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    (512) 776-3860; or
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    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
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Community Health Workers - Continuing Education

 

DSHS - Certified Continuing Education Courses (CEUs) for Community Health Workers


What is a DSHS certified CEU?

  • A DSHS certified CEU must meet three factors; the training program, the curricula and the instructor must be certified by the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program.  
  • CEUs are available face to face or distance learning/online depending on the CHW training program offering the course.

Contact the Community Health Work Training Programs for up-coming courses in your area. A complete list of CHW Training Programs can be found under Training Sites on the main page.

Scroll down for courses available anytime online. 

Online CHW CEUs – Self-paced, Available On-Demand

 

Cardea Services       

Title: Treating All Patients with Respect: Cultural Proficiency at the Border and Beyond

Cost: Free

CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge base)

Language:  English

Registration/contact information: http://www.cardeaservices.org/resourcecenter/treating-all-patients-with-respect-cultural-proficiency-at-the-border-and-beyond; Lori Weber at 512/982-9168 or  Lweber@cardeaservices.org

Title: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care with Border Communities

Cost: Free

CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge base)

Language:  English

Registration/contact information:  http://www.cardeaservices.org/resourcecenter/using-a-trauma-informed-approach-to-care-with-border-communities
    Lori Weber at 512/982-9168 or  Lweber@cardeaservices.org

Title: Gender Diversity 101
Cost: Free
CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competencies: Knowledge base - .5; Capacity-Building - .5)
Language:  English
Registration/contact information: http://www.cardeaservices.org/resourcecenter/gender-diversity-101 Lori Weber at 512/982-9168 or  Lweber@cardeaservices.org

Title: STD 101: What You Need to Know
Cost: Free
CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge base)
Language:  English
Registration/contact information: http://www.cardeaservices.org/resourcecenter/std-101-what-you-need-to-know
Lori Weber at 512/982-9168 or  Lweber@cardeaservices.org

CCHD’s National CHW Training Center, Texas A&M School of Public Health

Title: Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Treatment Options

Cost: Free

CEUs: 6 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Knowledge base, communication, Teaching)

Language: English and Spanish sections

Registration/Contact information: http://nchwtc.tamhsc.edu ; Katharine Nimmons, 979/436-9364 or knimmons@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Practical Tips for Getting it DONE (Diabetes, Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise)

Cost: $80

CEUs: 8 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Knowledge base, communication, advocacy)

Language: English and Spanish sections

Registration/Contact information: http://nchwtc.tamhsc.edu; Katharine Nimmons, 979/436-9364 or knimmons@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Preparing CHWs/Promotores to prevent and reduce falls among older adults

Cost: Free

CEUs: 2 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs

Language: English

Registration/Contact information: http://nchwtc.tamhsc.edu/fall-prevention-curriculum/; Katharine Nimmons, 979/436-9364 or knimmons@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title:  Conciencia de Prevención de Caídas – Entrenamiento Avanzado para Agentes y Promotores de Salud

CEUs: 2 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Communication, Capacity Building)

Cost: Free

Language: Spanish

Registration/Contact information: http://www.aheconnect.com/cgec/cdetail.asp?courseid=texasphispanish

Title: Healthy Community Food Systems

Cost: Free to take, $5 for the certified CEU certificate

Language: English

CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base)

Registration/Contact information: http://nchwtc.tamhsc.edu; 979-436-9364

CCHD’s National CHW Training Center, Texas A&M School of Public Health

Five online modules in English and Spanish

Title: Tobacco Cessation/ Dejar de Fumar

CEUs: 4.0 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs


Title: Cervical Cancer Prevention & Detection/Cáncer Cervical: Prevención y Detección
CEUs: 4.0 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs


Title: Cervical Cancer Treatment/ Cáncer Cervical: Tratamiento
CEUs: 4.0 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs


Title: Cervical Cancer Survivorship/ Cáncer Cervical: Supervivencia
CEUs: 4.0 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs


Title: Cancer Navigation/ Navegación de Cáncer

CEUs: 5.0 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs

Cost: Free

Registration/Contact Information: at http://moodle.tamhsc.edu; email chw-training@tamhsc.edu or call (979) 436-9360

Title: Cancer Survivorship

Cost: Free

CEUs: 8 DSHS-certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Knowledge Base, Teaching, Advocacy, Service Coordination, Communication)

Language: English and Spanish

Registration/Contact information: register at http://moodle.tamhsc.edu; email chw-training@tamhsc.edu or call (979) 436-9360


 

Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, Office of Special Programs

Title: CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters

Cost: Free

CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU - Knowledge-base

Registration/Contact information: Go to: CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters 

For Questions: Call (979) 436-9478 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM or email USACenter@sph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Communicating Risk Messages

Cost: Free

Language: English & Spanish

CEUs: 4 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Communication, Organization, Teaching)

Registration/Contact information: Register at http://www.rural-preparedness.org/campus . For questions or comments, email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Community Engagement

Cost: Free

Language: English & Spanish

CEUs: 2 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Communication, Organization)

Registration/Contact information: Register at http://www.rural-preparedness.org/campus. For questions or comments, email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Environmental Health and Children

Cost: Free

Language: English & Spanish

CEUs: 3 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Knowledge, Teaching)

Registration/Contact information: Register at http://www.rural-preparedness.org/campus. For questions or comments, email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Family Preparedness

Cost: Free

Language: English & Spanish

CEUs: 3 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Knowledge, Organization, Teaching)

Registration/Contact information: Register at http://www.rural-preparedness.org/campus. For questions or comments, email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Infection Control

Cost: Free

Language: English & Spanish

CEUs: 3 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Communication, Knowledge, Teaching)

Registration/Contact information: Register at http://www.rural-preparedness.org/campus.  For questions or comments, email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu

Title: Mental Health and Disasters

Cost: Free

Language: English & Spanish

CEUs: 4 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competencies: Capacity Building, Knowledge, Teaching)

Registration/Contact information: Register at http://www.rural-preparedness.org/campus.  For questions or comments, email OSP@srph.tamhsc.edu

University of Texas School of Public Health

   

Title: Community Leadership

Cost: Free

Language: English

CEUs: 1 DSHS certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base)

Registration/Contact information: 

https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:UTHealthSPHx+CHW1+Self-paced/about 

 

Title:  Introduction to Community Health

Cost: Free

Language: English

CEUs: 1 DSHS certified CHW CEU (Competency: Knowledge Base)

Registration/Contact information: https://www.rural-preparedness.org/tphtccampus/index.aspx

Title: Addressing Infant Mortality: Preconception Health

Cost: Free

Language: English

CEUs: 1.5 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competency: Knowledge Base, Teaching)

Registration/Contact Information: https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:UTHealthSPHx+InfantMort1+Self-paced/about 

Title: Cultural Competence & Community Engagement

Cost: Free

Language: English

CEUs: 1.5 DSHS certified CHW CEUs (Competency: Communication, Organization, Interpersonal)

Registration/Contact Information: https://edge.edx.org/courses/course-v1:UTHealthSPHx+CC1+Self-Paced/about

Texas Health Steps Provider Education Modules

Texas Health Steps offers free online continuing education courses designed to enhance providers’ abilities related to preventive health, mental health, oral health & case management services to Medicaid eligible children in Texas. The majority of the online modules are approved as DSHS-certified continuing education for community health workers as well as for Texas physicians, nurses, health education specialists, social workers, and registered sanitarians.

 

*See list for modules approved as DSHS-certified continuing education for community health workers. Modules related to physician referral guidelines, pharmacy, and specimen collection are not approved as DSHS-certified CHW CEUs.

 

Cost: Free

Language: English

Registration/Enrollment: Online registration/enrollment at http://txhealthsteps.com/

  1. Create a Texas Health Steps account.
  2. Complete the on-line registration process. Select Community Health Worker/Promotor (a) from the drop down box for your title/profession/discipline. This will ensure that you will receive the certificate of completion developed specifically for community health workers/promotores.
  3. Complete the online pre-test.
  4. Thoroughly read the content of the module.
  5. Complete the on-line post-test.
  6. Complete the evaluation.
  7. Print the certificate. Save the certificate to send in with your CHW renewal application

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Last updated October 2, 2017