Community Health Workers


The CHW Bridge to Excellence
The West Texas Area Health Education Center, a certified community health worker (CHW) training institution by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), has recently evolved into The CHW Workforce Development Center. Originally under the auspices of West Texas AHEC and Transforming Communities through Outreach, Recruitment and Education (T-CORE), the new center will offer continuing education units (CEUs) for certified CHWs and intermediate level CHW training such as motivational interviewing, patient navigation, chronic disease management and quality improvement. Additionally, the center will offer training for providers and facilities who seek to employ CHWs and need hiring guides, guides to supervising CHWs, and scope of practice information.


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Certification Course
Students must complete a 160-hour competency-based training program as part of the application for certification. Each course covers eight competencies: Communication, Teaching, Interpersonal Skills, Service Coordination, Capacity Building, Advocacy, Organization, and Knowledge Base.




The CHW Online CEU


Online CEU
To register for online CEUs please click here.



CHW Workforce Development Bridge to Excellence

CHW Bridge to Excellence
To register for the CHW online course click here.



BHWET Vets
BHWET Vets


To participate please click here and register.