Advisory Committee Vacancies

The deadline for accepting applications has been extended from November 8, 2022 to December 20, 2022.

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is currently accepting applications for membership on the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee (CHW Advisory Committee) for the following positions: 

  • One (1) certified promotor(a) or CHW
  • One (1) public member 
  • One (1) professional working with promoters or CHWs in a community setting.

A CHW or Promotor(a) must be currently certified by DSHS as required by Texas Administrative Code §§146.1-146.8.   

Professionals working with promotores or CHWs in a community setting may include including employers and representatives of non-profit community-based organizations or faith-based organizations as required by Texas Administrative Code §§146.1-146.8.

Public members may include consumers of community health work services or individuals with paid or volunteer experience in community health care or social services as required by Texas Administrative Code §§146.1-146.8

The DSHS Commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a term of three (3) years (August 31, 2022 – August 31, 2025). Applications are due by e-mail by December 20, 2022, 11:59 p.m. to CHW@dshs.texas.gov.

DSHS will consider the applicants' qualifications, background, and interest in serving on the committee. DSHS also tries to choose committee members who represent the diversity of all Texans. For that reason, DSHS considers applicants' ethnicity, gender, and geographic location.

Please send the corresponding Application for Advisory Committee Membership form and two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation by e-mail to CHW@dshs.texas.gov by 11:59 p.m., December 20, 2022.

Address email to Attn: Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program.

DSHS will notify applicants by January 2023 whether they have or have not been selected as a member. 

Letters of recommendation must be signed with a hand-written signature.

Applicants will receive electronic confirmation of applications submitted application packets via e-mail.

Applications not signed and dated or without two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation will be viewed as incomplete and will not be considered. Résumés, curriculum vitae, and additional supporting documentation will not be considered.

For more information about the committee or about applying to be on the committee, e-mail chw@dshs.texas.gov.

About the CHW Advisory Committee

The CHW Advisory Committee, created by Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, advises DSHS and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the implementation of standards, guidelines, and requirements relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores or CHWs. Read the rules about the purpose and tasks of this committee. 

A member must regularly participate in committee meetings and may need to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects and presentations. Committee meetings are held four (4) times per year in Austin (via webcasting, Microsoft Teams, or on location) at the call of the presiding officer appointed by the DSHS Commissioner.  Individuals appointed as CHWs or public members may receive travel expense reimbursement to attend meetings if funds are available. Individuals who are appointed as members representing higher education or professionals working with CHWs are responsible for their own travel expenses. Committee members who work for a state agency are not eligible for travel expense reimbursement.

To Learn More

For more information about the committee or about applying to serve on the committee, call 512-776-2208 or e-mail chw@dshs.texas.gov.

Last updated November 14, 2022