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    For CHW certification questions:
    (512) 776-2570; or
    (512) 776-2624

    For Instructor or Training Program certification questions:
    (512) 776-3860; or
    (512) 776-2208

    Email questions:
    Email the CHW program

    Fax: (512) 776-7555

    Mailing address:
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    P.O. Box 149347, MC1945                                                                                          
    Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

Advisory Committee Vacancies

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is currently accepting applications for membership on the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee (CHW Advisory Committee) for the following positions:

  • Public Member 
  • Higher Education Member 
Public members may include consumers of community health work services or individuals with paid or volunteer experience in community health care or social services.

The higher education member must either be a current higher education faculty member who has teaching experience in community health, public health or adult education and has trained promotores/community health workers or must be a member of the Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The DSHS Commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a term of three (3) years. Applications are due by December 17, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

DSHS will consider the applicants' qualifications, background and interest in serving on the committee. DSHS also tries to choose committee members who, as a whole, represent the diversity of all Texans. For that reason, DSHS considers applicants' ethnicity, gender and geographic location.

You may submit the application by email, mail or fax. 
Email: chw@dshs.texas.gov

Texas Department of State Health Services

P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1945

Austin, Texas 78714-9347

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


Fax:  512-776-7555

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


DSHS will notify applicants by February 2019 whether they have or have not been selected as a member

Required Documentation
  • Application for Advisory Committee Membership signed and dated
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations signed and dated
Instructions to Apply

To apply, fill out and email the application with two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation to CHW@dshs.texas.gov or mail or fax the application by December 17, 2018.  Applicants will receive electronic confirmation of applications submitted via email.  Applications without two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation will be viewed as incomplete and will not be considered.  Please note that the letters of recommendation must have a handwritten signature.

About the CHW Advisory Committee

The CHW Advisory Committee created by Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, advises DSHS and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the implementation of standards, guidelines, and requirements relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores or CHWs. The purpose and tasks of this committee are also stated in the rules found at: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mch/chw/progrule.aspx.

A CHW Advisory Committee member must regularly participate in Advisory Committee meetings and may also have to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects and presentations as needed. Advisory Committee meetings will be held four (4) times per year in Austin, via webinar, or another location at the call of the presiding officer appointed by the DSHS Commissioner. CHW Advisory Committee members that work for a state agency will not receive reimbursement of expenses. Individuals appointed as CHW or public members may be reimbursed for their travel to and from meetings if funds are available. Individuals who are appointed as members representing higher education or professionals working with CHWs are responsible for their own travel expenses.

To Learn More

For more information about the committee or about applying to be on the committee, contact Beatrice Smith at 512-776-2208 or by email at chw@dshs.texas.gov.

Last updated November 27, 2018