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

    For Instructor or Training Program certification questions:
    (512) 776-3860; or
    (512) 776-2208

    General inquiries:
    Email the CHW program

    Fax: (512) 776-7658

    Mailing address:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    P.O. Box 149347, MC1922
    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

Community Health Workers - Training and Certification Advisory Committee

What is the Advisory Committee?

The Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of advising the Executive Commissioner of HHSC concerning rules to implement standards adopted under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores(as) or community health workers. The committee may review applications from sponsoring organizations or training programs and recommend certification to the department if program requirements are met. Additionally, the committee shall carry out any other tasks given to the committee by the Executive Commissioner of HHSC.

Committee membership includes four certified promotores(a) or CHWs, two members of the public, two professionals who work with CHWs in a community setting, and a member from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or a higher education faculty member who has teaching experience in community health, public health, or adult education and has trained CHWs.

View the current Advisory Committee Roster.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is now recruiting members for the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee.  The solicitation letter and application can be found on the CHW Advisory Committee Vacancy web page


*All meetings take place from 10:00 -12:30 CT in-person or via webinar

Friday, January 27, 2017 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, March 24, 2017 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, May 19, 2017 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, July 28, 2017 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, September 29, 2017/ Agenda / Minutes

Friday, November 17, 2017/ Agenda / Minutes


Friday, January 29, 2016AgendaMinutes

Friday, March 11, 2016 Agenda / Minutes

Friday, May 20, 2016 Agenda / Minutes

Friday, July 29, 2016 Agenda / Minutes - CHW Summation of Medicaid Research (Presentation-pdf.)

Friday, September 23, 2016/ Agenda / Minutes

Friday, November 18, 2016/ Agenda / Minutes



Friday, January 30, 2015 /Agenda / Minutes

Friday, March 27, 2015 /Agenda / Minutes

Friday, May 29, 2015 /Agenda / Minutes

Friday, July 31, 2015 /Agenda / Minutes

Friday, September 25, 2015/Agenda / Minutes

Friday, November 20, 2015/Agenda / Minutes


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Last updated November 14, 2017