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

The Community Health Worker (CHW) or Promoto(a) Training and Certification Program provides leadership to enhance the development and implementation of statewide training and certification standards. It also provides administrative rules for persons who are certified as promotores or community health workers, instructors and sponsoring institutions/training programs. The program provides three (3) types of certifications, assists the CHW Advisory Committee and provides resources, reports, articles and research material to assist current and future community health workers.   

DSHS Commissioner: CHWs Are an Important and Emerging Workforce 

Dr. John Hellerstedt, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, discusses the importance of community health workers as an essential asset in Texas health. View the video in which he defines the roles and skills of community health workers or promotores. (To view the video with Spanish subtitles or captions, go to the gear image on the bottom right-hand corner of the video and select Spanish.)   

For CHWs CHW Instructors Training Programs

Advisory Committee Legislation Resources

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Last updated February 22, 2021