The Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee is charged with advising the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) executive commissioner on rules to implement training standards.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) or Promotor(a) Training and Certification Program provides leadership to enhance the development and implementation of statewide training and certification standards. It also provides administrative rules for persons who are certified as promotors or community health workers, instructors and sponsoring institutions/training programs.
CHWs Are an Important and Emerging Workforce. Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, discusses the importance of community health workers as an essential asset in Texas health.
How We Serve
The program provides three types of certifications, assists the CHW Advisory Committee and provides resources, reports, articles and research material to assist current and future community health workers.
Programs & Services
Bills and Rules regarding the training and certification of promotores(as) or community health workers (CHWs) provide the guidelines for operating the training and certification program.