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    512-776-2570  or  512-776-2624 

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    512-776-3860  or  512-776-2208 

    Email: chw@dshs.texas.gov 

    Fax: 512-776-7555 

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    Texas Department of State Health Services 
    P.O. Box 149347, MC 1945 
    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
    Austin, TX 78714-9347 

Community Health Worker or Promotor(a) Training and Certification Program




The Community Health Worker (CHW) or Promoto(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 promotores or community health workers, instructors and sponsoring institutions/training programs. 

The program provides three (3) types of certifications, assists the CHW Advisory Committee and provides resources, reports, articles and research material to assist current and future community health workers. 

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Last updated May 20, 2019