Community Health Worker Administrative Rules Summary of Stakeholder Input and Proposed Changes

Seq ID: 473
DocID: TX34
Authors: Texas Department of State Health Services
Year: 2014
State: TX

Publicly Available: No
Certification: General, Legislative language and bills, Competencies, Training and training programs

DSHS conducted a review of the administrative rules regarding the training and certification of promotores(as) or community health workers (CHWs) provide the guidelines for operating the training and certification program; 25 Texas Administrative Code, §§146.1-146.12. The review included extensive stakeholder input from community health workers (CHWs) and CHW networks/associations, members of the Promotor(a)/CHW Training and Certification Program Advisory Committee, instructors and training programs, employers, and other stakeholders. Input was gathered through meetings with stakeholders and an online survey with more than 700 responses. Stakeholder input primarily focused on eligibility and certification requirements, training, employment, and evaluation/outcomes. This review includes a brief summary of input received and key proposed changes to CHW administrative rules.

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