Happy Community Health Worker Day Texans!

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Before the day ends, let me share:

A Message from the Texas Department of State Health Services:

“As declared by the Office of the Governor Greg Abbott, today is Community Health Worker Day in Texas! #TexasCHWDay

In 1999, Texas became the first state to pass legislation for statewide training and credentialing for Promotores de Salud/CHWs (P/CHWs). 20 years later, Texas has since certified over 4,000 P/CHWs.

P/CHWs are non-medical public health workers who connect communities to health care and social service providers. They have the drive and passion, cultural competency, and trust of both the public and providers to help their communities live healthier” (TDSHS,2019).

Please take a moment to celebrate yourself and the CHW in your team, your colleague and your best ally!

Congratulations to all the Promotores/CHWs!