Community Health Worker Evaluation SurveySeq ID: 470
Authors: Texas Department of State Health Services
Website link: https://www.in.gov/dwd/files/Texas%20CHW%20Survey%20Results%202015.pdf
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: General, Training and training programs
Evidence Generation: Surveys and assessment tools to define and develop workforce
DSHS oversees the statewide certification and training program for community health workers (CHWs), also known as promotores, under Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 48. DSHS also collects and reports data through the Annual Report of the Promotor(a) or CHW Training and Certification Advisory Committee, including training information and the number and demographics of certified CHWs and instructors. The Promotor(a) or CHW Training and Certification Advisory Committee identified a need to explore CHWs’ perspectives on the benefits and challenges of certification. The Advisory Committee formed an Evaluation Workgroup to identify key survey areas, to draft and refine survey questions and format, and to pilot the survey in 2013 and 2014.
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