Education Calendar

Below is a list of educational opportunities for certification and continuing education for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and CHW Instructors. Courses are certified by DSHS. Sign up for Email Updates.


 August 2021

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Mental Health First Aid (Adult)
DSHS Office of Border Public Health
August 31
Distance learning 2-part training: Mental Health First Aid: 2-hour self-paced training + 6-hour Zoom live training
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
8

English
Free
Register here
Norma Cavazos and Leonel Vela
norma.cavazos@dshs.texas.gov

September

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2nd Annual Virtual Conference "CHWs Moving Forward: Reset & Refocus"
Texas Association of Promotores & Community Health Workers (TAPCHW) #69
September 27th and 28th
Virtual, online
4 sessions daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., & 4 p.m. CST
$15 for TAPCHW Members, $20 for non-members For membership options, check https://www.tapchw.org/membership
English (Spanish sessions pending)
Up to 9 (Certified and Uncertified)

Register here
info@tapchw.org

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Community Health Worker Certification Course
West Texas AHEC
September 1 - December 31

Distance Learning
160 Hours: Communication Skills (20 hours), Interpersonal Skills (20 hours), Service Coordination Skills (20 hours), Capacity-Building Skills (20 hours), Advocacy Skills (20 hours), Teaching Skills (20 hours), Organizational Skills (20 hours), Knowledge Base on Health Issues (20 hours)
English
$500, payment plans available
Register here
Celeste Hoffman CHWBridge@ttuhsc.edu or 806-743-3644 

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Online CEU Series in Behavioral Health
West Texas AHEC
September 1 - December 31

Distance Learning
12 Knowledge Base hours

English
$50
Register here
Celeste Hoffman CHWBridge@ttuhsc.edu or 806-743-3644 

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HPV Vaccination Project ECHO Community Health Worker Clinic Cohort 6
American Cancer Society and Texas A&M University

Orientation- September 14, 2021
Session 1- September 22, 2021
Session 2- October 6, 2021
Session 3- October 20, 2021
Session 4- November 3, 2021
Session 5- November 17, 2021
Session 6- December 1, 2021
Session 7- December 15, 2021
Session 8- December 29, 2021
Online via Zoom
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
12 DSHS-Certified CEUs for CHWs - 1.5 hour each session (Does not include Orientation)

English
Free
Register here
Tralisa Hall, HPVProjectECHO@cancer.org

October

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2021 STPA-SPI "Quiceñera - Border Conference"
South Texas Promotora Association
October 3 - October 4, 2021
Day 1 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Day 2 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island, 7010 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
$100 before September 1, 2021 after $120 September 1, 2021 (non-refundable)
10 for Promotoras/CHWs and Instructors

English/Spanish
Mail fee to STPA, P.O. BOX 4465, Edinburg, Texas 78540
September 1, 2021 
stpa.conference@outlook.com or call 956-222-4299/ 956-250-8298 

Promotora/CHW Ethics of the heart, Cultural Discrimination, Emotional Intelligence, Addressing Social Determinants of health, Grief and Loss, Suicide and Vaccines, Back to School & COVID19 and more.
Lodging is on your own. However, please call the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island now to reserve your room. Availability is limited. To get the best rate, please use STXP Code. The hotel number is (956) 761-8700.

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CHW Certification Course
Empowering the Masses #67
September 30


Orientation: October 7 at 6:30 p.m. Course Start: October 12
Online - Zoom/ThinkIfic
160

English
$500, Financial assistance available for those who qualify
Tammy Johnson #6567
Email awhitefiled@empoweringthemasses.org or for general information call 469.554.0242


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Last updated August 16, 2021