Human Services/Houston Health Department Access and Equity
This registration link will allow you to register and begin class April 10 on the Canvas platform (the first face-to-face session is April 13). Upon registration, you will receive a welcome letter and access to the class and assignments. You will also be given the location of the first class. All sessions are mandatory.
Community Health Worker (CHW) State Certification training with Hybrid-virtual Canvas assignments and six live, face-to-face sessions, plus graduation day (total of seven, in-person sessions). This CHW training is through the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) and the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) with Houston Health Department (HHD) Access and Equity.
This course is a comprehensive, 13-week experience that covers 160 hours of curriculum and incorporates the eight core competencies as required by the state: communication, advocacy, interpersonal issues, service coordination, organizational skills, teaching, capacity building and knowledge base in specific health issues.
Class lectures are augmented by guest speakers, in-person activities and online learning. The UTSPH course is geared towards individuals who work within a clinical, community or public health setting. This course is not for continuing education (CEUs) for currently certified CHWs; this course is for first-time certification.
The virtual class is held on the Canvas platform and supplemented by six live, face-to-face sessions, plus a graduation (a total of seven sessions) at alternating Houston Health Department Multi-Service Centers, biweekly Thursdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.