Advisory Committee Vacancies

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: 

  • Two (2) certified promoters or CHWs, and
  • One (1) professional working with promoters or CHWs in a community setting. 

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

Professionals working with promoters or CHWs in a community setting may include employers and representatives of non-profit community-based organizations or faith-based organizations 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. Applications are due by e-mail by 11:59 p.m., November 9, 2020.

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.

You may submit the application and two (2) letters of recommendation by e-mail to chw@dshs.texas.gov by 11:59 p.m., November 9, 2020.

Attn: Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

DSHS will notify applicants by January 31, 2020, whether they have or have not been selected as a member. 

Required Documentation

  • Application for Advisory Committee Membership signed and dated 
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations signed and dated with hand-written signature

Instructions to Apply

To apply, fill out and e-mail the application with two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation by e-mail to CHW@dshs.texas.gov by 11:59 p.m., November 9, 2020

Letters of recommendation must be signed with hand-written signature. Applicants will receive electronic confirmation of applications submitted via email. Applications without two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation will be viewed as incomplete and will not be considered.  

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. The purpose and tasks of this committee are also stated in the rules found at: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chw/legislation.aspx

A member must regularly participate in committee meetings and may also have to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects and presentations.  Committee meetings will be held four (4) times per year in Austin, via webcasting, or Microsoft Teams, or location, at the call of the presiding officer appointed by the DSHS Commissioner. Committee members that work for a state agency will not receive reimbursement of expenses. Individuals appointed as CHW or public members may be reimbursed for their travel to and from 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.

To Learn More

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


Last updated October 19, 2020