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    (512) 776-2570; or
    (512) 776-2624

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    (512) 776-3860; or
    (512) 776-2208

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

Community Health Workers - Training and Certification Advisory Committee

What is the Advisory Committee?

The Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of advising the Executive Commissioner of HHSC concerning rules to implement standards adopted under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores(as) or community health workers. The committee may review applications from sponsoring organizations or training programs and recommend certification to the department if program requirements are met. Additionally, the committee shall carry out any other tasks given to the committee by the Executive Commissioner of HHSC.

Committee membership includes four certified promotores(a) 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 has trained CHWs.

View the current Advisory Committee Roster.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is not currently recruiting members for the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee.   

*All meetings will take place from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm CT at 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756.  Meetings will be available via webcast.

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Agenda / Minutes
Friday, April 19, 2019: Agenda/Minutes
Friday, July 26, 2019: Agenda / Minutes
Friday, October 25, 2019: Agenda / Minutes


*All meetings take place from 10:00 -12:30 CT in-person or via webinar

Friday, January 26, 2018 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, March 22, 2018 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, May 18, 2018 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, July 27, 2018 / Agenda / Minutes

Friday, September 28, 2018 / Agenda / Minutes

November 16, 2018 / Agenda / Minutes

If you would like a copy of previous years Agenda and/or Minutes please send an email request to: chw@dshs.texas.gov.


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Last updated January 18, 2019