SPH: 2024-2026 CHW Experience Route Review Course

This course is part of the core training for Texas Community Health Workers certified through experience. Community Health Workers (CHWs), or Promotores de Salud, are non-medical public health workers who connect communities to health care and social service providers. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) established the CWH program, in accordance with Health and Safety Code Chapter 48 to operate a program designed to train and educate persons within the CHW program.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for preparing community health workers for certification.

Learning Objectives

When you complete this module, you will be able to:

1) Demonstrate knowledge of the CHW eight core competencies Texas DSHS requires.

2) Describe the impact of competency on physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

3) Employ effective strategies to communicate with and serve communities, leveraging the competencies learned.

4) Identify resources that support and enhance the health and well-being of communities served to improve health outcomes.


Each section will have section-specific objectives that align with the above overall objectives.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 Community Health Worker (CHW)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the person, currently or within the last 24 months) with ineligible interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Division of Academic Innovation's office planning team nor the subject matter experts have anything to disclose.

Primary Authors

Portrait of Teresa Wagner

Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, RD/LD, CPPS, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC
Associate Professor, Health Administration & Policy, School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Personalized Health & Well-Being, School of Health Professions
Interim Director and Clinical Executive for Health Literacy, SaferCare Texas
Director, Texas State Certified CHW/CHWI Training Program
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth



Bobbie Bratton - Interprofessional Education and Practice


Bobbie D. Bratton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CHWI
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Clinical Executive, SaferCare Texas
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Lifestyle Health Sciences, School of Health Professions
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth   


Instructional Design

Brenda Wilson, MS, CHCP
Senior Instructional Designer
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth


Accreditation Statements

This course is certified through the Texas Department of Human Services Site #63 in partnership with the Texas Association of Promotores & Community Health Workers Site #69.

This course is certified for 12 hours.

(Communication – 2.0; Capacity Building Skills – 1.0; Service Coordination – 1.0, Knowledge Base – 5.0,  Advocacy – 1.0, Teaching – 2.0, Organizational Skills – 1.0, Interpersonal Skills – 2.0)

Certified Instructors:


Teresa Wagner, DrPH, MS, CPH, CPPS, RD/LD, CHWI, DipACLM, CHWC #393

or Bobbie Bratton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CHWI #874

Available Credit

  • 12.00 Community Health Worker (CHW)


Please login or register to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

This activity is best experienced using the most current browser (or one back) of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge. You must have a sound card and speakers for all activities featuring audio. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, you must have session cookies enabled on your computer. Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.


Accessibility Statement

If you require special assistance to participate in this activity, please call (817) 735-2539 or email: register@unthsc.edu. An Equal Opportunity University.