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Community Health Workers and Promotores are vital to the success of the Healthy Texas Babies initiative. They work at the community level, are trusted by community members and serve as both educators about and role models for healthy behaviors.
In August, DSHS held 10 trainings for Community Health Workers and Promotores entitled “Healthy Texas Babies: What Communities Need to Know to Reduce Infant Mortality.” The training brought together nearly 300 promotores, community health workers, community organizations, health centers, and others interested in learning more about infant mortality.
The lesson plan, curriculum, pre and post tests and handouts were developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services – Office of Title V and Family and have been approved for 3.5 DSHS-certified continuing education hours for community health workers and promotores.
The revised curriculum and materials in English and Spanish are now available to all DSHS-certified training programs. Training programs may wish to supplement the curriculum provided to add additional content and hours.
Note – others may access the curriculum and materials; however, DSHS-certified CEUs can only be provided if the training is provided by a CHW instructor certified by DSHS through a DSHS-approved training program.
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