Community Health Worker - Public Health Region 1

Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker

A person who, with or without compensation, is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between health care and social services, and the community. A promotor(a) or community health worker is a trusted member, and has a close understanding of, the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served. A promotor(a) or community health worker assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community, and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research.

Region 1 DSHS certified Community Health Workers
Elvira Enriquez
Cinda Odneal
Jennifer Maples
Oralia Saenz

Certified Community Health Worker Instructors
Lee Gibbons-Garmany
Taiya Jones
Jennifer Hasty 
Sheila Rhodes
Denese Jamerson

The DSHS Region 1 office is a provider of continuing education for DSHS certified Community Health Workers.  We offer these modules at various times of the year. Please contact us to learn more.  

Texas Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program
Phone: 512-776-2570 or 512-776-2624
Mail: Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347 MC1922
Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
Austin, TX 78714-9347