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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.

Our Mission: Train community health workers and community health worker instructors to have full and complete knowledge of the 8 core competencies so that they are capable of delivering health information to the public.

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

Values: Communication skills, interpersonal skills, service coordination, capacity building, advocacy, teaching, organizational skills, & knowledge base.

Meet our NCHWTC staff

Denise Martinez



Paula Saldaña



Program Coordinator


Dinorah Martinez



Program Coordinator

Brenda Gonzales

Graduate Assistant

Shea Roy

Graduate Assistant

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

About the National Community Health Worker Training Center

Our Four Areas of Focus

Training/ Education

Research and Evaluation

Curriculum Development

Technical Assistance

CHW Trainings Offered

Our Trainings and Training Material

Available in English and Spanish

Includes agendas, lesson plans, handouts, activities, and module evaluation forms

Available in online and in-person formats

Provided twice yearly and also upon request