Community Health Worker (CHW) Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee advises the HHSC Executive Commissioner. The standards of the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48. The standards are specific to training and regulation of promotores(as) or community health workers (CHW). Learn more about the committee’s tasks and purpose here.

The committee will focus on tasks the HHSC Executive Commissioner assigns to them.

Information for Potential Committee Members  

Note: Currently, no vacant committee membership positions are available. Please check the website again in August 2024.

Committee membership includes:  

  • Four certified promotores(as) or CHWs,  
  • Two members of the public,  
  • Two professionals who work with CHWs in a community setting, and  
  • A member from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or a higher education faculty member who has: 
  • Teaching experience in community health, public health, or adult education, and  
  • CHW training experience. 

Members must regularly participate in committee meetings. They may also have to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects, and presentations.  

Committee meetings are conducted quarterly in Austin, Texas. Advisory committee meetings may be in-person or virtual via Microsoft Teams. The advisory committee meetings contact will coordinate the calendar based on meeting room and availability.

CHW or public members may be reimbursed for travel to and from meetings if funds are available. Committee members representing higher education, members employed by state agencies, or professionals working with CHWs are responsible for their travel expenses.  

View the current Advisory Committee Roster or view the current Advisory Committee Bylaws

When DSHS opens the solicitation process for new vacancies, Applications for Committee Membership will be posted for members of the public to apply.

Meeting Information for the Public 

Committee meetings are open to the public. There is no cost to attend, and you do not need a reservation. You may also observe the meeting via the meeting webcast

Meetings are coordinated for 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time.  

How to Make a Public Comment to the Committee 

The public may comment on topics related to Promotor(a) or CHW Training and Certification. You can give either a written or an oral comment. 

You must complete a public comment form if you want to give an oral comment. The form is available before each upcoming meeting. We will email instructions on how to give an oral comment after you have completed the form. You should register no later than 5:00 p.m. five days before the meeting. 

You can email a written public comment to us, too. Like oral comments, you must send your written public comment no later than 5:00 p.m. five days before the meeting. Email your written comment to us. Please include your name and tell us if you are representing yourself or an organization. We will forward your written comments to the committee contact for consideration. We do not read written comments aloud in the meeting. Comments should not include confidential information or protected health information. 

You may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section of the meeting to ask to give public comment. Your request must include your name, a phone number, and if you’re representing yourself or an organization. Again, do not include confidential or protected information.

Public Comment Limitations 

Please follow these guidelines for your public comment conduct: 

  • You are limited to three minutes for your public comment.  
  • You cannot interject or ask questions of committee members during the rest of the meeting.  

Follow these rules if you have a handout with your public comment: 

Committee contacts will not read handouts aloud in the meeting. We will give your handout to the members of the advisory committee and state contacts.  

Need Help or Have Questions about a Meeting? 

Our CHW contact can help you with many things, including:  

  • Help with assistive technology or services for meeting attendance, or 
  • Answer questions about:  
    • Agenda items
    • Content
    • Meeting arrangements
    • Public comment requirements

You must call the CHW contact at least five days before the upcoming meeting.  

Email our CHW coordinator for questions or concerns, or call the coordinator at 512-776-2777 for help.  

2021 - 2022 Meetings 

  • We’ve provided information for current and past meetings. Future meeting dates may change.
  • You may also ask for agendas or minutes for previous years’ meetings.

Email us to ask for a previous year’s agenda or minutes.

Meeting Documents and Webcasts 

2024 Meetings

Date  Agenda  Slides  Minutes  Webcast 
January 24, 2024 Agenda -24Jan2024 Slides -24Jan2024 Minutes - 24Jan2024 Webcast-24-Jan2024
April 22, 2024 Agenda -22Apr20204 Slides -24Apr2024   Webcast-22-April2024
July 26, 2024        
October 30, 2024        
Future meeting dates are subject to change.

2023 Meetings

Date  Agenda  Slides  Minutes  Webcast 
February 14, 2023 Agenda -14Feb2023 Slides -14Feb2023 Minutes - 14Feb2023 Webcast-14Feb2023
April 27, 2023 Agenda-27Apr2023 Slides-27Apr2023 Minutes- 27Apr2023 Webcast- 27Apr2023
July 28, 2023 Agenda 28 Jul2023 Slides 28 Jul2023 Minutes- 28Jul2023 Webcast- 28Jul2023
October 27, 2023 Agenda 27Oct2023 Slides- 27 Oct2023 Minutes- 27 Oct2023 Webcast- 27Oct2023

2022 Meetings

Date  Agenda  Slides  Minutes  Webcast 
January 28, 2022 Agenda -28Jan2022  Slides -28Jan2022   Minutes - 28Jan2022 Webcast -28Jan22  
April 29, 2022 Agenda- 29April2022  Slides- 29April2022  Minutes - 29Apr2022 Webcast-29Apr22
July 29, 2022 Agenda- 29July2022 Slides-29July2022 Minutes - 29Jul2022 Webcast-29Jul22
October 28, 2022 Agenda- 28Oct2022 Slides- 28Oct2022 Minutes - 28Oct2022 Webcast-28Oct22

2021 Meetings

Date Agenda Slides   Minutes  Webcast
January 28, 2021 Agenda -28Jan2021    Slides -28Jan2021  Minutes -28Jan2021 Webcast -28Jan2021 
April 30, 2021 Agenda -30Apr2021   Slides -30Apr2021  Minutes -30Apr2021 Webcast -30Apr2021 
July 30, 2021 --Cancelled--        
October 29, 2021 Agenda -29Oct2021    Slides -29Oct2021  Minutes -29Oct2021  Webcast -29Oct2021