Public Health
Community Health Worker

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Salary: $18,720 - $31,200
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Hourly: $11.52 - $17.79
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 4+ years
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Certification
Texas is the first state to certify community health workers. To apply for a CHW certification, an individual must either complete a DSHS certified training program consisting of a 160-hour curriculum or be considered under a special provision of experience, which calls for at least 1,000 hours of experience working or volunteering as a CHW. The approved curriculum includes a minimum of 20 clock hours of training in eight core competency areas including communication skills, interpersonal relations, service coordination, capacity-building, advocacy, teaching organizational skills and knowledge-base on specific health issues. Many organizations provide additional specialized training to meet specific needs.


Educational Programs
For programs please visit
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/layouts/contentpageaspx?pageid= 29479&id=2539&terms=COMMUNITY+HEALTH+WORKER

University or College City Degree*
*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate