Community Health Workers - Training and Certification 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 recommend to the department qualifying sponsoring institutions or training programs and instructors. 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(as) 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.

Advisory Committee Vacancies

The Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee (CHW Committee) has openings for two public members and one higher education member and is accepting applications until January 11, 2016.

Current members of the CHW Committee live in Health Service Regions 1, 2/3, 6/5 South, 8 and 11.  Individuals from Health Service Regions 7, 4/5 North, and 9/10 are especially encouraged to consider applying, though interested parties from anywhere in Texas may apply.  For a map of the Health Service Regions, see:

The CHW Committee advises the department and the commission on the implementation of standards, guidelines, and requirements relating to the training and regulation of CHWs. The committee anticipates holding six meetings during calendar year 2016, either in Austin, Texas or via webinar.


For more information and to apply, please read the Solicitation Letter and fill out and return the Application and two letters of recommendation no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2016, by one of the following means:

By mail:  Texas Department of State Health Services

                Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

                P.O. Box 149347 MC1922

                Austin, Texas 78714-9347

By Fax:  512.776.7658

By Email:


Last updated November 18, 2015