About Us

About the Center

The CCHD’S National CHW Training Center (NCHWTC) is a Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certified Community Health Worker (CHW) Training Center. The Training Center is housed within the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD), part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Public Health.

Vision Statement: Strengthening capacity and building healthier communities through training well-equipped CHWs/promotores.

Our Four Areas of Focus
  • Training/Education
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Technical Assistance
CHW Trainings Offered

Click here for a list of Certified CEUs Available.

The NCHWTC Staff

Director: Katy Nimmons, CHWI, M.Sc., MPH
Student Program Coordinator: Melissa Gomez, CHWI, MPH
Instructor: Dinorah Martinez, CHW, CHWI
Instructor: Paula Saldana, CHW, CHWI

Our Trainings and Training Material
  • Available in Spanish and English
    • Include agendas, lesson plans, handouts, activities, and module evaluation forms
  • Available in online and in-person formats
  • Provided twice yearly and also upon request
Our Training Experience
  • Training community health workers (CHWs)/promotores since 2001
  • Named a Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certified CHW Training Center in 2010
  • Since 2001, over 75,000 hours of training to 2,200+ CHWs (duplicated counts)
    • Including 20,000+ hours of DSHS-certified training hours to 1,400+ CHWs since 2010