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About the Center

The National CHW Training Center (NCHWTC) is housed within the Center for Community Health Development (CCHD), located at Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health.

In 2010, CCHD established the National Community Health Worker Training Center (NCHWTC) in response to partner community needs identified in South Texas. The NCHWTC is a Department of State Health Services certified Community Health Worker (CHW) training center that provides CHW and CHW Instructor certifications and continuing education units in-person and online, in English and Spanish.

In addition to training, the NCHWTC has participated as a collaborator in several research projects utilizing CHWs across the state.

To date, over 7000 trainees have been served by the NCHWTC.

Meet our NCHWTC staff

Denise Martinez

CHWI, MPH

 Training Center Manager

denise.martinez@tamu.edu

Paula Saldaña

CHW, CHWI

Instructor

Program Coordinator

saldanap76@tamu.edu

Dinorah Martinez

CHW, CHWI, Dra.

Instructor

Training Specialist

dinorah.martinez@tamu.edu

Brenda Gonzales

MPH

Program Coordinator

brendagonzales17@tamu.edu

Shea Roy

MPH

Program Coordinator

sheajroy@tamu.edu

Jennifer Ramirez

MPH

Doctoral Research Assistant

jramirez826@tamu.edu

Practicum Students

Megan Lafleur

Megan completed her practicum during Summer 2019 with the NCHWTC. She researched national CHW policies and outlined training opportunities throughout the United States.

Listed below are deliverables:

Click HERE to see CHW State Contacts

Click HERE to view her Statewide Certification Infographic

Jacqueline McLeeland

Jacqueline completed her practicum during Summer 2020 with the NCHWTC. She researched CHW practices related to Maternal and Child Health to create an Implementation Guide for CHWs.

Listed below is her project deliverable:

Click HERE to see Implementation Guide.

Trainings Offered

  • 160-hour CHW/Promotor(a) Certification Course
  • CHW/Promotor(a) CEUs
  • 160-hour CHW Instructor Certification Course
  • CHW Instructor CEUs