CHW Training and Certification Advisory Committee

The Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee is charged with advising the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) executive commissioner on rules to implement standards adopted under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48, relating to the training and regulation of persons working as promotores(as) or community health workers. The committee may review applications from sponsoring organizations or training programs and recommend certification to the department if program requirements are met. Additionally, the committee will carry out other tasks as requested by the HHS executive commissioner. 

Committee Members and Vacancies 

Committee membership includes four certified promotores(a) or CHWs, two members of the public, two professionals who work with CHWs in a community setting, and a member from the Texas 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 CHWs. 

View the current Advisory Committee Roster.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) currently is accepting applications for membership for the advisory committee. Application deadline is December 19, 2019. 

CHW Newsletter 

DSHS in collaboration with the Promotor(a)/Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Advisory Committee has published its first issue of the Texas CHW/Promotores Newsletter.  Read the CHW Newsletter Fall 2019.  

Advisory Committee Meetings 

All meetings take place from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Central Time at 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756.
Meetings will be available via webcast. 

2020 Meetings 

Meeting Dates, Agendas, Minutes, Webcasts
 Date Agenda Minutes Webcast
 Thursday, January 30, 2020   
 Friday, April 17, 2020   
 Friday, July 31, 2020   
 Friday, October 30, 2020   
 Future meeting dates are subject to change

2019 Meetings  

Meeting Dates, Agendas, Minutes, Webcasts
 Date AgendaMinutes Webcast 
 Thursday, January 31, 2019  Agenda -31Jan2019  Minutes -31Jan2019  Webcast -31Jan2019 
 Friday, May 17, 2019  Agenda -17May2019  Minutes -17May2019  Webcast -17May2019 
 Friday, July 26, 2019  Agenda -26July2019  Minutes -26July2019  Webcast -26July2019 
 Friday, October 25, 2019  Agenda -25Oct2019  Minutes -25Oct2019  Webcast -25Oct2019 

If you would like a copy of previous years agendas and/or minutes, please send an email request to: chw@dshs.texas.gov. 


External links to other sites are intended to be information and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to people with disabilities. 

Last updated December 6, 2019