Advisory Committee Vacancies

The deadline for accepting applications has been extended from December 7 to December 21, 2021.

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is currently accepting applications for membership on the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee (CHW Advisory Committee) for the following positions: 

  • Two (2) certified promotores or CHWs 
  • One (1) higher education member

A CHW or Promotor(a) must be currently certified by DSHS as required by Texas Administrative Code §§146.1-146.8   

Higher education members may include a member from the Higher Education Coordinating Board, or a higher education faculty member who has teaching experience in community health, public health or adult education and has trained promoters or CHWs as required by Texas Administrative Code §§146.1-146.8

The DSHS Commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a term of three (3) years (December 31, 2021 – December 31, 2024). Applications are due by e-mail by December 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

DSHS will consider the applicants' qualifications, background and interest in serving on the committee. DSHS also tries to choose committee members who represent the diversity of all Texans. For that reason, DSHS considers applicants' ethnicity, gender and geographic location. 

Please send the corresponding Application for Advisory Committee Membership form and two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation by e-mail to CHW@dshs.texas.gov by 11:59 p.m., December 21, 2021.

Address email to Attn: Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

DSHS will notify applicants by February 2022 whether they have or have not been selected as a member. 

Letters of recommendation must be signed with a hand-written signature.

Applicants will receive electronic confirmation of applications submitted application packets via e-mail.

Applications not signed and dated or without two (2) signed and dated letters of recommendation will be viewed as incomplete and will not be considered. Résumés, curriculum vitae and additional supporting documentation will not be considered.

To Learn More

For more information about the committee or about applying to be on the committee, call 512-776-2208 or by e-mail to chw@dshs.texas.gov.

About the CHW Advisory Committee

The CHW Advisory Committee created by Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, advises DSHS and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on the implementation of standards, guidelines, and requirements relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores or CHWs. The purpose and tasks of this committee are also stated in the rules found at: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/chw/legislation.aspx

A member must regularly participate in committee meetings and may also have to participate in subcommittee meetings, projects and presentations.  Committee meetings will be held four (4) times per year in Austin, via webcasting, or Microsoft Teams, or location, at the call of the presiding officer appointed by the DSHS Commissioner. Committee members that work for a state agency will not receive reimbursement of expenses. Individuals appointed as CHW or public members may be reimbursed for their travel to and from meetings if funds are available. Individuals who are appointed as members representing higher education or professionals working with CHWs are responsible for their own travel expenses.

To Learn More

For more information about the committee or about applying to be on the committee, call 512-776-2208 or by e-mail to chw@dshs.texas.gov.

Last updated December 6, 2021