About Us


The Texas AHEC East-Greater Houston Region is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health of our population, especially the underserved, by creating partnerships with and among community and academic organizations.


4014 Market Streeet, Suite W111
Houston, Texas 77020

Phone: 713-592-6411

Fax: 713-592-6411

Community Health Worker

Community Health Workers (CHWs) work in association with the local health care system (hospitals, doctors, clinics) in both urban and rural environments to bridge the gap between providers and underserved populations in need of care. They are members of the community who share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status and life experiences with those they serve. 

CHWs provide culturally appropriate health education and information in order to assist people in receiving the care they need. They can give informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors; advocate for individual and community health needs; and provide some direct health services, like first aid and blood pressure screening.

Community Health Worker Certification Classes

The Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program provides leadership to enhance the development and implementation of statewide training and certification standards and administrative rules for the Promotor(a) or Community Health Worker (CHW) Training and Certification Program.  Senate Bill 1051 (77th Texas Legislative Sessions) calls for the Texas Department of State Health Services to establish and operate a training and certification program for persons who act as promotores or community health workers, instructors and sponsoring institutions/training programs.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the state of Texas must be certified. Certification is comprised of completion of 160 hours of coursework in eight core competencies.





160 hrs

Dates: September 5, 2017 to January 30, 2018

Location: 4014 Market Street, Houston, Texas 77020

Time: Every Tuesday, 8:00am to 4:00pm



Community Health Worker Continuing Education


Understanding HIV/AIDS for Community Health Workers
May 23, 2017
9:00 am to 2:00pm
4014 Market Street, Auditorium
Houston, Texas 77020
4.5 CHW CE's, DSHS approved, Texas AHEC East-Greater Houston Region will provide a training to locally active Community Health Worker's (CHWs) on the following topics:

-Understanding HIV/AIDS for Community Health Workers (CHWs)

-The HIV Care Continuum and the Role of CHWs

-Skills and Resources to Enhance the CHWs' Role in HIV Management    

This is a FREE training




GLOBALIZATION and Community Health Work

Self Study Online Course

3 CHW Instructor CE's, DSHS approved, Self-Study, With advanced communication technology, migration, and travel, many have noticed greater interconnectedness between the nations of the world.  Thus, this online course will focus on community health work in this ever-changing, increasingly global society.  The CHW Instructor will read lecture materials that provide an overview of globalization and its relationship to community health work.  Several case studies will be provided to encourage critical thinking about the influence of global shifts on day-to-day community health work.  In addition, self-guided exercises will be provided to help the student explore ethical considerations for CHWs in relationship to global trends.





Health Literacy and Technology
March 29, 2017

9:00am to 12:00pm

Register is Closed for this Event

4014 Market Street, Houston, Texas 77020

3 CHW CE's, DSHS approved, Texas AHEC East-Greater Houston Region will provide locally active Community Health Worker's (CHWs) with information skills training utilizing Wi-Fi enabled mobile tablet devices to access health literacy information and resources provided by the National Libraries of Medicine




For additional information on any of our trainings, please contact:

Alexander M Reyna Jr.

Operation Manager / CHW Instructor

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