CHW Training & Certification Program Annual Report 

The Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee annual report is prepared in compliance with Chapter 48, Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 48.101(c), and Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 146. 

The annual report describes the Advisory Committee’s composition, attendance, accomplishments, and planned activities. It also provides data on certification and renewal rates, trends, curricula, and initial certification and continuing education courses. This data evaluates processes and identifies areas of strength and potential opportunities to improve training and certification of CHWs in Texas. 

The DSHS Legislative Reports 2019 page contains the 2018 Community Health Worker Annual Report and other agency reports.

View archived reports and presentations prepared for previous legislative sessions. 

Other Reports

  • Survey – The Promotor(a) or CHW Training and Certification Advisory Committee developed questions for a survey in English and Spanish to explore CHWs' perspectives on the benefits and challenges of certification.  The survey was implemented in 2015 and 2016. View the 2015 final report and 2016 final report. 
  • Rules – New adopted rules for the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program 25 Texas Administrative Code, §§146.1-146.8 were implemented on June 24, 2015. 
  • Talking Points – Read Talking Points (revised 5/2017) to learn key facts and current certification information for the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program. 
  • CHW Study – Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, was amended through HB2610, 82nd Legislature, Regular Session. Amended rules for the Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program to comply with changes in Chapter 48 were published in the Texas Register on December 23, 2011. DSHS, in conjunction with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), conducted a study required by HB2610 and developed recommendations related to: maximizing employment of and access to promotores and community health workers to provide publicly and privately funded health care services; and identifying methods of funding and reimbursement. The Texas Community Health Worker Study report (12/19/2012) was submitted to the Texas Legislature.


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Last updated June 4, 2019