Statewide Training and Certification Program Strengthens the Community Health Worker/Promotor(a) Workforce in TexasSeq ID: 468
Authors: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Website link: https://www.astho.org/Maternal-and-Child-Health/Texas-CHW-State-Story/
Publicly Available: Yes
Billing and Reimbursement:
Certification: Legislative language and bills, Competencies, Lessons learned from other states, General, State input in process
In 1999, Texas became the first state to formally recognize the community health worker (CHW) workforce. Since then, policymakers, state health officials, and other key stakeholders have taken a series of steps to develop and sustain this growing workforce. To meet the state’s diverse needs, Texas is expanding the capacity of its CHW workforce by building partnerships, identifying workforce champions, and integrating CHWs in quality improvement and public health initiatives.