Community Health Workers - What's New


  • National Promotores de Salud and Community Health Workers Day.(pdf)

  • Newly certified CHWs receive a "Frequently Asked Questions" insert with their initial approval packet.  The insert is also available in Spanish, "Preguntas frecuentes". 

  • The new adopted rules for the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program 25 Texas Administrative Code, §§146.1-146.8,  implemented on  June 24, 2015. 

  • 1/7/2013 - Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, was amended through HB2610, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session. Amended rules for the Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program to comply with changes in Chapter 48 were published in the Texas Register on December 23, 2011. DSHS, in conjunction with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), conducted a study required by HB2610 and developed recommendations related to: maximizing employment of and access to promotores and community health workers to provide publicly and privately funded health care services; and identifying methods of funding and reimbursement. The Texas Community Health Worker Study report has been submitted to the Texas Legislature. 

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Last updated September 22, 2016