Public Health Region 1 Community Health Worker

Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker

A person who, with or without compensation is a liaison and provides cultural mediation between health care and social services, and the community. A promotor(a) or community health worker: is a trusted member, and has a close understanding of, the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status, and life experiences of the community served. A promotor(a) or community health worker assists people to gain access to needed services and builds individual, community, and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research.

Region 1 DSHS certified Community Health Workers
Taiya Jones-Castillo
Eva Tagle-Coronado
Lee Crosby

Certified Community Health Worker Instructors
Taiya Jones-Castillo
Jennifer Hasty 

The DSHS Region 1 office is a provider of continuing education for DSHS certified Community Health Workers.  We offer these modules at various times of the year: 

“Advocating for Your Cause”
Advocacy (1.0) 

“ASK About Suicide: To Save a Life”
Capacity Building (0.5) Communication (0.5) Interpersonal (0.5) Service Coordination (0.5) Knowledge Base (1.0)

“Electronic Cigarettes: Facts & Myths”
Knowledge Base (1.0)

“Family Emergency Preparedness”
Knowledge Base (1.0) Capacity Building (1.0) Organization (0.5) Teaching (0.5).

“Folk Medicine & Home Remedies in Diverse Cultures”
Knowledge Base (1.0)

“Food Safety for Farmworker Families”
Knowledge Base (1.0)

“FRESCO – Farmworkers Reducing Exposure to Sun and Cooling Off”
Knowledge Base (1.0)

“From Nutrition….to Intuition”
Teaching (0.5) Organization (0.5) Capacity Building (1.0) Knowledge base (1.0)

“Good Medicine: Stress Prevention and Reduction for Health Workers”
Interpersonal Skills (0.5) Knowledge Base (0.5) 

“Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking: Best Practice Interventions”
Knowledge base (0.5) Communication (0.5) 

“Healthy Texas Babies: What Communities Need to Know to Reduce Infant Mortality” – 3 hour workshop
Capacity building (1), knowledge base (2.5) 

“Healthy Texas Ladies – Why and How to Talk about Preconception”
Knowledge (1.25) 

“Making a Difference - Engaging Youth in Health Promotion”
Knowledge base (0.5) Capacity Building (0.5) Communication (0.5) 

“Nutrition in Preparedness….Surviving or Thriving”
Capacity Building (1.0) Teaching (0.5) Organization (0.5) Knowledge Base (1.0)

"QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Gatekeeper Training"
Interpersonal (0.5), Knowledge Base (1.0)

“Safe Sleep for Babies – A Community Training”
Knowledge (1.0)

“Save Your Budget & Your Health”
Knowledge Base (1.0)

“Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT) for Your Organization”
Knowledge Base (1)

'Somebody's Daughter: Understanding DMST'
Knowledge Base (1.0)

Somebody’s Child – Resources for Outreach and Education; Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Knowledge Base (1.0)

“Teens, Sex and the Law: What You Need to Know”
Knowledge Base (1.5)

“Text Me Baby!  Implement Text4Baby in your community”
Capacity Building (1.0)

Texas Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program
(512) 776-2570 or (512) 776-2624
Mail: Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347 MC1922
Attn: CHW Training and Certification Program
Austin, TX 78714-9347



Last updated April 30, 2020