Northwest Vista Community Health Worker Class Schedule, Fall 2020

Are you ready to begin your journey in becoming a Texas Department of State Health Services certified Community Health Worker and at the same time get academic credits towards an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Community Health? Then the CHW program at Northwest Vista is the best option for you.

Follow the link below to see the class schedule for the upcoming Fall semester.

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Learn How Vaccines Can Protect Your Baby!

As a parent, you want to protect your little one from harm. Vaccinating your baby according to the recommended immunization schedule gives him the best protection against 14 serious childhood illnesses—like measles and whooping cough—before he is 2 years old.  National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 25-May 2, 2020.  During NIIW, communities across the country will celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children, families, and communities.

SACHWA encourages you to make sure your child is up to date on vaccines by reviewing the 2020 easy-to-read immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Wondering why the schedule is so important?  Read The Ultimate Babyproofing Plan: 6 Reasons to Follow CDC’s Immunization Schedule. If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to find a doctor for your baby and schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines. You can also learn more about how vaccines work by watching CDC’s new series of three 1-minute videos.

For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit these resources: 

If you have questions, talk to your child’s doctor.

Tia wants her baby niece to grow healthy, therefore, this baby is up-to-date with her immunizations.

World Health Worker Week: April 5 – 11, 2020

During this week, we celebrate all health workers around the globe and we honor their contribution and dedication saving lives, keeping communities informed and connected.

“Frontline health workers are midwives, community health workers, pharmacists, peer counselors, nurses, and doctors working at the community level as the first point of care for communities. They are the backbone of effective health systems and often come from the very communities they serve. Let’s work together to urge countries, donors, and policymakers to foster additional health worker leadership by increasing access to leadership training, skills-building, and mentorship programs and addressing gender inequalities in leadership opportunities (WHO).

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“During April 5-11, tell the world why we need more health workers who are well-prepared and equipped on the front lines. Join the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, our 40+ members, the World Health Organization, and partners around the world as we celebrate World Health Worker Week (WHWW) on social media under our theme, Leaders on the Line. This is a time for advocates to point out the amazing work and potential of frontline health workers; highlight the challenges and risks they face; and mobilize countries, communities, donors, partners, and policymakers to make greater investments in frontline health workers worldwide (”

Use these Hashtags during World Health Week:


#HealthWorkersCount #CHWs #PromotoresDeSalud

#GHSecurity     #InvestinHealthWorkers  #HealthForAll #COVID19

#HealthHeroes #HeroinesofHealth #WomenDeliverHealth #SupportNursesandMidwives

Key Messages to Share during World Health Week

Advocacy messages

  • Frontline health workers must have a seat at policy-making tables.
  • Frontline health workers are critical to the success of all US & global health programs.
  • Honor the health heroes responding to outbreaks, disasters, and conflict, and urge greater support for and protection of health workers so they can safely perform their jobs.

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