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.  

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August 2022 

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Community Health Worker Certification Program #9
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, SON, Larry Combest Wellness Center 
Monica Garcia #68, Roxana Lopez #475, and Amanda Romero #847
August 30, 2022 – May 23, 2023  
Every Tuesday from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. CST
Video Conference via Zoom
160 hours (8 CHW Core Competencies)  
English
$850 (Ask about our payment plan.) 
Contact Monica Garcia, LMSW, CHWI, by email at monica.r.garcia@ttuhsc.edu
or call 806-743-3020

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CHW CEU Behavioral Health Series
West Texas Area Health Education Center 
August 29, 2022
September 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 
Distance Learning
12 hours (Interpersonal Skills, Service Coordination, Knowledge-Base, and Capacity-Building)
English
$50 (50 student maximum)
Register through West Texas AHEC and fill out application on the website
Celeste Hoffman, MA, by email at CHWBridge@ttuhsc.edu  
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Disaster Preparedness: People with Disabilities and Their Families 
Office of Border Public Health and Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 
August 24, 2022
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The University of Texas Education and Research Center at Laredo  
1937 E. Bustamante Street, Laredo, Texas
3 hours (2 hours - Knowledge Base, 0.5 hours - Advocacy Skills, 0.5 hours - Capacity Building)
Presentation will be in Spanish and in person
PowerPoint Slides will be bilingual (English and Spanish)
Free
Register at the event 
Email Calixto.Seca@dshs.texas.gov for questions.
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HPV Vaccination Project ECHO Community Health Worker Course
American Cancer Society and Texas A&M University
  Orientation-August 10, 2022 
  Session 1- August 17, 2022
  Session 2- August 31, 2022
  Session 3- September 14, 2022
  Session 4- September 28, 2022
  Session 5- October 12, 2022
  Session 6- October 26, 2022
  Session 7- November 9, 2022
  Session 8- November 16, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CST
Online via Zoom 
12 hours (1.5 hours each session; does not include orientation.)
English 
Free 
Register for the course.
Email Tralisa Hall at HPVProjectECHO@cancer.org  


September 2022

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2022 TAPCHW 3rd Annual CHW Conference "Reconnect"  
Texas Association of Promotores & Community Health Workers (TAPCHW) #69
September 19-20, 2022
Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, Texas
Earn up to 7 hours (3 concurrent sessions for most blocks)
English and Spanish 
$45 for current TAPCHW Members – June 3 - July 31 
$50 for current TAPCHW Members – August 1 - September 3
$75 for non-members, ticket sales begin August 1 
Become a member: TAPCHW membership options  
Register for the conference. 
Email info@tapchw.org for questions.  Learn more about the conference. 
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CHW Certification Course
South Coastal AHEC, CHW Training Site #47
September 2, 2022
September 6, 2022 (mandatory)
September 7, 2022
Zoom/Distance Learning/Hybrid
English 
$500 (payment plan available)
Register for the course.
Email Juana Escareño, CHWI/CHW at admin@lrgvahe.com  
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CHW Certification Course
Umemba Health
September 13 – December 27 (16 weeks)
Meets once weekly Tuesday nights from 6-8 p.m. CST 
Online/Distance Learning Umemba Health Academy 
160 hours core competency course
English 
$800 plus $100 registration fee (installment plan available)
Register for the course.
Email admin@umembahealth.com for questions.
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CHW Instructor Certification Course
Umemba Health
September 15 – December 29 (16 weeks)
Meets once weekly Thursday nights 6-8 p.m. CST
Online/Distance Learning Umemba Health Academy
160 hours core competency course
English 
$1200 plus $100 registration fee (installment plan available)
Register for the course.  
Email admin@umembahealth.com for questions.
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CHW Certification Course
University of Houston Community Health Workers Initiative
Cindy Paz and Carlos Groppa
September 7 – December 9 (English online class) 
  Every Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
September 9 – December 9 (Spanish in-person class) 
  Every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Online in English 
In-person in Spanish at 7524 Avenue E, Houston, TX 77012
160 hours
English or Spanish
$750 (full or partial waivers available)
Register for the course.  
Email  Cindy at crpaz2@central.uh.edu for any questions. 


October 2022

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South Texas Promotores Association "Get it D.O.N.E." 
(Diabetes, Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise) Annual Conference 
South Texas Promotores Association, Inc.
October 2, 2022 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) - October 3, 2022 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island 
7010 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
10 hours
Attendees are responsible for their hotel reservation and fees.* 
English/Spanish (Translation services will be available.) 
$125 before August 31, 2022  
$150 after August 31, 2022 (Conference fee is non-refundable.) 
Deadline is September 5, 2022. 
Register for conference.  Registration includes:
Sunday - continental breakfast and lunch, Monday - continental breakfast
Mail payment to: STPA, P.O. BOX 4465, Edinburg, Texas 78540 
Call 956-222-4299 for questions. 

*Courtyard South Padre Island is offering $180 USD per night. 
Last day to book special rate: September 2, 2022  


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Last updated August 24, 2022