CHW Resources

The following are various online resources, tools, training, and continuing education for Community Health Workers.

Online CEs

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has online free, self-paced DSHS-certified continuing education for Promotores and CHWs, and other online resources on cervical cancer prevention and detection:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Detection (4 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs)
Cervical Cancer Treatment (4 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs)
Cervical Cancer Survivorship (4 DSHS-certified CEUs for CHWs)
Cancer Navigation (5 DSHS-certified CEUs)
Cancer Survivorship (8 DSHS-certified CEUs)

Culturally Effective Health Care

The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to meet legal requirements and employ best practices and medical ethics to serve the health-care needs of culturally diverse children and adolescents and their families.

Ongoing online course. Click here to register.

Texas Health Steps CE ‘Library’ Online

  • Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning
  • Training Program: Texas Health Steps
  • Language: English
  • Cost: Free
  • CEs: Varies
This course offers a free online training modules that are DSHS certified for various competencies.
Access their courses here

CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters

  • Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning
  • Training Program: Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health Office of Special Programs
  • Language: English
  • Cost: Free
  • CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU – Knowledge-base

To Register go to CHW Helping People with Access and Functional Needs Prepare for Disasters

For Questions: Call (979) 436-9478 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PMor email

Using a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care with Border Communities

  • Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning 
  • Training Program: Cardea Services
  • Language: English
  • Cost: Free
  • CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU – Knowledge-base

To Register go to

For Questions: Contact Lori Weber at 512.474.2166 or

Healthy Community Food Systems

The Healthy Community Food Systems online training course introduces communities to improvements in the way they grow, share, and prepare food. Most food travels an average of 1,500 miles before reaching Texas plates, and healthy options aren’t always accessible. That’s why the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Sustainable Food Center have developed this course — to strengthen local food systems and improve health outcomes for Texans.

To register for the course go to; or call 979-436-9364

  • Date/Time/Location: Distance Learning
  • Cost: Free to take, $5 for the certified CEU certificate
  • Language: English
  • CEUs: 1 DSHS-certified CEU (Knowledge Base)

If you would like more information about the training or have any questions, please email

General Resources

NNLM – free educational and print materials you can order from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

CDC “Amigas” Toolkit – AMIGAS stands for “Ayudando a Las Mujeres con Información, Guía y Amor para su Salud.” In English, this means “Helping Women with Information, Guidance, and Love for Their Health.” AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help promotoras (community health workers) and other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test. CDC funded a randomized controlled trialexternal icon that showed AMIGAS is effective in promoting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) among Hispanics between ages 21 and 65 years.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Web Portal – trusted resource for online peer-reviewed public health information


DSHS Education Calendar– find out about current CHW CE opportunities across the state

Home Health Quality Improvement University

The Community Tool Box – Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas

Description: find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.

HealthReach – Health Information in many Languages.

Health Equity Change Makers Toolkit (Office of Minority Health)  Toolkit of resources patients can do including self-assessments.

APHA CHW Section Resources

Community Health Worker (CHW) Toolkit – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description: Online courses, lessons learned, and best practices to help state health departments train and further build capacity for CHWs in their communities. Training and education materials for CHWs to use within their communities.

WHO guideline on health policy and  system support to optimize community health worker programmes

Description: This guideline is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) programme of work on human resources for health. It represents a technical tool to facilitate the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, the recommendations of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth and WHO’s Thirteenth general programme of work 2019−2023.

Training & Continuing Education Centers

Dallas County Community College-El Centro CHW Training Information (PDF)

A&M Health Science Center – National CHW Training Center Information

USA Center Online Campus CHW Course Information

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Last Updated 6/4/2020    Please note: We’re not responsible for the content or information on any of the links or resources listed.

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