Fall 2021 Academic/Technical CHW Courses at Northwest Vista College

Obtain your CHW certificate while earning academic credits towards an Associates of Applied Science in Community Health all at the same time. Enrollment is underway for the following community health worker courses:

Introduction to Community Health
Wellness and Health Promotion
Community Nutrition
Community Health Advocacy
Clinical /Internship

Registration and Enrollment Information: https://www.alamo.edu/nvc/admissions-and-aid/how-to-apply/ftic/enrollment/

Centro de Navegación Comunitaria de Salud (210) 942-9550

SACHWA in collaboration with Día de La Mujer Latina are working together to offer this helpful resource to San Antonio’s Spanish speaking population.

This is a Spanish phone line where people can call or text to request information to connect with community health resources (clinics, wellness programs, immunizations, health insurance resources). People having difficulty  scheduling their doctors’ appointments due to the language barrier or who need help finding and obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine are welcome to call or text.

Local Community Health Workers/Promotores de Salud will answer the calls. Also, If you or your organization would like to share information with us on programming/services that promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, you may Email that information to  chw.nvca@gmail.com and we will add it to our database.

For questions about this service please contact Guadalupe Cornejo at chw.nvca@gmail.com

We appreciate you sharing this information with your family, friends, clients, and organizations.

Clínica Comunitaria: Vacuna Pfizer Gratis

La vacuna estará disponible para todos los niños de 12 años para arriba, jovenes y adultos de todas las edades. No se requiere hacer cita, cualquier persona encargada de un menor de edad puede autorizar que el menor reciba su vacuna simplemente firmando la forma de consentimiento que tendremos a su disposición el día de la vacunación.

First Community Health Worker Summit of 2021


The COVID-19 Community Response Coalition (CRC), Community Health Worker leaders in San Antonio, and Northwest Vista’s Community Health Worker faculty members are partnering to host a summit meeting for all Community Health Workers (CHWs) working in Bexar County. The goal of this meeting is to bring together CHWs to create a supportive network to share lessons learned, best practices, key messages, and essential resources for community health workers and for the communities we serve. As we continue to develop strategies and collaborations to combat the current public health crisis posed by COVID-19, community health workers must continue to come together to strengthen our collective impact and to develop a supportive peer-to-peer network and alliances with other disciplines to expand our reach and service delivery.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 12 from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm.

For questions about the event, please contact Guadalupe Cornejo, Community Health Instructor/Northwest Vista College at mcornejo2@alamo.edu

All you Need to Know About Becoming a CHW

Our colleague and Instructor at Northwest Vista College, Guadalupe, shared the link to a folder from today’s 2020 Career Pathways YES! Virtual Event hosted by Workforce Solutions Alamo. In this folder, you will find all you need to know about becoming a CHW. You will find the course schedule for Spring 2021, and for individuals seeking certification through Alamo College’s district’s continuing education department, you will find the fee schedule/course and you will also find a summary of the skills and competencies for community health workers.

To access the folder, click this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/189EO86DHVXF–KUu_NPUPS7LUb24FyZB?usp=sharing

For questions about the program at Northwest Vista College, feel free to contact faculty member Guadalupe Cornejo at mcornejo2@alamo.edu

Open Enrollment Deadline Reminder


The open enrollment deadline is approaching, the last day to enroll for a health plan for 2021 is December 15th. Please ensure you, your family, friends, clients/friends are covered. To request an appointment you may call or schedule online.
Time is running out and appointments are filling up.