Our training center is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to offer Community Health Worker (CHW)/Promotor(a) certification courses, Community Health Worker Instructor (CHWI) certification courses, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for both CHWs and instructors. All of our center’s trainings are available in English and Spanish, online (via Canvas) and in-person.
Coming Soon! Link to Canvas
Our CEU List
CHW/Promotor(a) & CHWI Courses
Our Community Health Worker/Promotor(a) and Community Health Worker Instructor certification courses are both centered on the 8 core competencies defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
See specific information below:
- CHW/Promotor(a) Certification Courses
- CHW Instructor (CHWI) Certification Courses
- CHW/Promotor(a) & Instructor Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
CHW/Promotor(a) Certification Course
Our CHW/Promotor(a) certification course is an interactive course taught online. This 160-hour course consists of weekly instruction (60 hours), homework (40 hours), and the completion of hands-on-experience (60 hours).
Our certified instructor, Paula Saldaña, teaches this course using Zoom to conduct lectures; additionally, trainees will use Canvas to submit assignments. Denise Martinez and Brenda Gonzales will also be attending sessions as instructors.
Class meets online Mondays from 5:30–6:30 pm (Central Time)
Next Cohort (Spring 2021): Starts January 25, 2021
15 week English-language webinar course
CHWI Certification Course
Our CHW Instructor (CHWI) certification course is offered online as a self-paced course.
Our certified instructor, Shea Roy, monitors this course on Canvas. Also, Denise Martinez and Brenda Gonzales will also be assisting sessions as instructors.
At their own pace, trainees have 6 months to complete lecture videos (60 hours), homework (40 hours), and submit hands-on-experience log (60 hours).Trainees have the option to complete course in English or Spanish.
Noted, this course does not meet weekly and is not taught in live time.
Next Cohort (Spring 2021): Starts February 1, 2021
3 month English/Spanish-language online course
CHW/Promotor(a) & Instructor CEUs
Our Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses are offered online as a self-paced courses. Trainees have the option to complete courses in English or Spanish.
Currently, our training center is in transition from Moodle to Canvas.
We are tentative to setting a date to when courses on Canvas will open.
CHW/Promotor(a) Certification Contacts and Other State Programs
Click HERE for more information about CHW/Promotor(a) programs across the nation as well as specific state contacts.
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National CHW Networks & Resources
“The CHW Section has adopted the following definition of a community health worker: A community health worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the worker to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.” Click HERE to learn more!
“The C3 Project’s Primary Aims are to expand cohesion in the field and to contribute to the visibility and greater understanding of the full potential of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to improve health, community development, and access to systems of care. Importantly, the C3 Project offers a single set of CHW roles and competencies for reference by those both inside and outside the field as they work to build greater support for and sustainability among CHWs in all settings.” Click HERE to learn more!
“Community Health Workers united nationally to support communities in achieving health, equity and social justice.” Click HERE to learn more!
There is power in numbers. Reach out and get involved!
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