The following are various online resources, tools, training, and continuing education for Community Health Workers.

Online CEs

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has online free, self-paced DSHS-certified continuing education for Promotores and CHWs, and other online resources on cervical cancer prevention and detection:

Culturally Effective Healthcare

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to meet legal requirements and employ best practices and medical ethics to serve the health-care needs of culturally diverse children and adolescents and their families.

Ongoing online course.

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Texas Health Steps CE ‘Library’ Online

Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning

Training Program: Texas Health Steps

Language: English

Cost: Free

CEs: Varies

This course offers a free online training modules that are DSHS certified for various competencies.

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CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters

Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning

Training Program: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health Office of Special Programs

Language: English

Cost: Free

CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU – Knowledge-base

For Questions:
Call (979) 436-9478 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM or email [email protected]

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Using a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care with Border Communities

Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning

Training Program: Cardea Services

Language: English

Cost: Free

CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU – Knowledge-base

For Questions: Contact Lori Weber at 512.474.2166 or [email protected]

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Training & Continuing Education Centers In North Texas

A&M Health Science Center – National CHW Training Center Information

USA Center Online Campus CHW Course Information

El Centro College

Rachel E. Hardison at 972-860-8045 or [email protected] 

Texas AHEC East DFW Region

Matthew Britt at 214-426-2018 or [email protected]

University of North Texas Health Science Center – Fort Worth

Teresa Wagner at 817-735-2404 or [email protected]

Texas Association of Promotores/Community Health Workers (TAPCHW)

[email protected]

General Resources


Free educational and print materials you can order from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

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Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Web Portal

Trusted resource for online peer-reviewed public health information

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Answers to your frequently asked questions.

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DSHS Education Calendar

Find out about current CHW CE opportunities across the state

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The Community Toolbox

Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas

Find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.

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Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Online courses, lessons learned, and best practices to help state health departments train and further build capacity for CHWs in their communities. Training and education materials for CHWs to use within their communities.

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APHA CHW Section Resources

More assistance and resources.

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Health Equity Change Makers Toolkit (Office of Minority Health)

Toolkit of resources patients can do including self-assessments.

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CDC “Amigas” Toolkit

AMIGAS stands for “Ayudando a Las Mujeres con Información, Guía y Amor para su Salud.” In English, this means “Helping Women with Information, Guidance, and Love for Their Health.” AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help promotoras (community health workers) and other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test. CDC funded a randomized controlled trialexternal icon that showed AMIGAS is effective in promoting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) among Hispanics between ages 21 and 65 years.

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WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes

This guideline is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) programme of work on human resources for health. It represents a technical tool to facilitate the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, the recommendations of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and WHO’s Thirteenth general programme of work 2019−2023.

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