CHW Certification & Renewal
A Community Health Worker (CHW) with or without compensation, is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between health care, social services, and the community. A promotor(a) or community health worker is a trusted member and has a close understanding of, the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served.
A promotor(a) or community health worker assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community, and system capacity. They help increase health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation, and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research.
Certification, Renewals, Training and Continuing Education
Community Health Worker Certification
- Requirements for CHW certification
- Initial application for certification as a Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker.
Community Health Worker Renewals
- Renewal requirements for certification as a Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker
- Renewal applications
Training Programs & Certification Courses - Information on training opportunities for CHWs provided by certified training programs approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Continuing Education Opportunities (CEUs) - Information for certified continuing education units for CHWs provided by training programs approved by DSHS.
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