Education Calendar

Scheduled educational opportunities for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and CHW Instructors are listed below.  

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March 2023

DSHS-Certified Training Program: South Coastal AHEC Promotores of South Texas Training Institute
Course Title: CHW 160 Hour Certification Course
Start Date: March 20, 2023
Time: 5pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Instructors: Belinda Flores, CHWI 202
Cost: $1,000 (scholarships available)
Scholarship: Apply for scholarship at organization website 
Language: English
Number Of Hours: 160 hours
Registration required: Email or call for registration information at 361-881-8133 or email: 
For More Information:  Call South Coastal AHEC, 361-881-8133 or email:

Course Title: CHW Certification Course 
Instructors: Karen Moore, CHW, CHW-I
Start Date/End Date:  Class start Monday, March 6, 2023  Ends  June 16, 2023
Method: Distance Learning/Online
Location: Online
# of DSHS-certified: 160 hours for CHW certification covering all 8 CHW core competencies
Cost: $1000
Language: English
Registration information: Register at course website.
Contact information for questions: For questions email Karen Moore to, or call 903-295-5933 Ext 102 

Name of DSHS-certified Training Program: Baylor Scott and White Health and Wellness Center at Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center
Course Title: Kidneys
Instructor: Patricia Allison
Date: March 15, 2023
Time: 1:00pm- 2:00pm
Method: Distance Learning (Online): WebEx Virtual Platform
# of DSHS-certified hours: 1 DSHS-certified CEU for CHWs
Competencies: 1.0 hours – Knowledge Based
Cost: $15
Language: English
Registration information: Register on the course website
Contact Information: For any questions, email or

DSHS-Certified Training Program: Texas A&M University and American Cancer Society
Course Title: Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination ECHO Spring CHW Course
Registration Links: Register at course website
Cohort Orientation and Session Dates
Orientation-February 8, 2023
Session 1- February 15, 2023
Session 2- March 1, 2023
Session 3- March 15, 2023
Session 4- March 29, 2023
Session 5- April 12, 2023
Session 6- April 26, 2023
Session 7- May 10, 2023
Session 8- May 24, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:3O PM (CST)
Location: Online via Zoom
Total Number of Hours: 12 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs and CHW Instructors
Cost: Free
Language: English
Contact: Tralisa Hall,

Name of DSHS-certified Training Program: Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging
Course Title: Understanding the Psychosocial Impacts of Breast Cancer
Instructors: Elaine Gonzales #624
Date: Currently open
Method: Online
# of DSHS-certified hours:  6 DSHS-certified hours for CHWs and CHW Instructors
Cost: No cost
Language: English
Registration: Register on course website
Contact information: For questions, email to

DSHS-Certified Training Program: University of Houston Community Health Workers Initiative at the Honors College 
Course Title: Family CARE Portfolio
Instructors: Andrea Kim Rincones-Hernandez
Method: Distance Learning/Online self-paced course
# of DSHS-certified hours 1.5 DSHS-certified hours for CHWs and Instructors
Competencies: Service-Coordination, Capacity Building, Knowledge Base
Cost: Free
Language: English
Registration information:  Register at course website
Contact information for questions: Email Andrea K. Rincones-Hernandez to

April 2023 

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Training Program Name: Dia de La Mujer Latina, Inc. (DML) and the Intercultural Center for Health, Research, and Wellness, Inc.
Conference Name: 13th Annual Expanding the Role of Promotores/Community Health Worker Advocacy Day in Austin
Theme: Promotores/CHW's improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Health Services
Date: Friday, April 14, 2023, CHW Advocacy Day with an accompanying webinar on April 13th.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Legislative Sessions & arranged visits with legislators)
Total Number of Hours: 6 hrs DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs and CHW Instructors
Location: State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Registration Fee: $25.00 (towards hotel scholarships for P/CHWs living more than 300 miles)
Registration Information: Opens on March 1, 2023, with scholarship opportunities.
Contact Information: email to

Conference Title: STPA “It Takes a Village” Children’s Border Conference 
Training Program: South Texas Promotora Association, Inc. (STPA)
Topics: Immunizations, Medicaid/Chip, Mental Health, and more  
Date & Time: April 29,2023 (8:30am-1:00pm)    
Location: 2102 Treasure Hills, Blvd., Harlingen Texas 78550 
Total Hours DSHS-certified CEs: 3 DSHS-certified CEs for CHWs 
Language: English/Spanish  
Continental Breakfast and light lunch will be served  
Registration link: Register at event website
Registration Fee: $35 (non-refundable)
Mail Payment Registration to: STPA, P.O. BOX 4465, Edinburg, Texas 78540  
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2023  
Contact Information: For questions, email to

May 2023

Training Program: University of Houston Community Health Workers Initiative
Conference Title: Transforming Communities Together Spring 2023 Conference
Instructors: Alejandro Quijano-Martinez, Cristy Palacios-Makhoul, Andrea Rincones-Hernandez, Carlos Groppa, Cindy Paz
Date: May 12, 2023 
Time: 9AM-3PM
Method: In Person
Location: UH Student Center South, 4455 University Drive Houston, TX 77204-3049
Total # of hours: 5-7 DSHS-certified hours for CHWs and Instructors
Cost: $5
Language: English & Spanish
Registration information: Register at event website
Contact information for questions: