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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?

The training program, the curricula, and the instructor of a Continuing Education Unit must be certified by the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program before it is approved.

To renew your certification, you will need to complete the required CEUs.  They 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 CEUs in your area.  A complete list of CHW and Instructor Training Programs can be found at the Community Health Worker – Training Information web page .

Scroll down for courses available anytime online.  

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: Postpartum Depression: How CHWs Can Help

Cost: Free

CEUs: 1.5 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: 1.0 Knowledge base, .5 Communication)

Language:  English

Registration/contact information: http://www.cardeaservices.org/resourcecenter/postpartum-depression-how-chws-can-help; Lori Weber at 512/982-9168 or Lweber@cardeaservices.org

Title: PrEP Counseling for Transgender and Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Clients

Cost: Free

CEUs: 1.5 DSHS-certified CHW CEU (Competency: 1.0 Knowledge base, .5 Communication)

Language:  English

Registration: http://www.cardeaservices.org/resourcecenter/prep-counseling-for-transgender-and-gender-non-binary-tgnb-clients; 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

Title: Presentation and Facilitation Skills: Basics


Cost: Free


CEUs2.0 DSHS-Certified Continuing Education Hours for Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors – Competency Areas: .5 Interpersonal Skills, .5 Capacity Building Skills, 1.0 Teaching Skills


Language: English


To Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/222/page1.asp?m=330&c=617

Lori Weber at 512.474.2166 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 ;email chw-training@tamhsc.edu or call (979) 436-9360

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 ; email chw-training@tamhsc.edu or call (979) 436-9360

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/; email chw-training@tamhsc.edu or call (979) 436-9360

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;  email chw-training@tamhsc.edu or call (979) 436-9360

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 of 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 August 10, 2018