Essential Workers-Essential Protections

The CHW Program at Northwest Vista College invites you to attend this important training.

CHW Competencies: Advocacy and Capacity Building.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division protects the workplace rights of essential workers who are keeping our country moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Workers in grocery stores, health care, delivery services, retail establishments, agriculture, and other essential industries have remained on the job despite many potential risks to their own health or that of their families. The Wage and Hour Division is committed to ensuring that these, and all workers, receive the workplace protections provided under the law.

Rapid changes in the workplace have surfaced many questions for workers, their advocates, and employers about wages, hours worked, and time off for workers or their family members dealing with serious illness.  The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act provide protections for workers that may be more crucial now than ever before.

In efforts to provide community health workers and advocates with information and tools to help inform and connect workers with these valuable resources, the Community Health Worker Program at Northwest Vista College invites you to attend this critical training offered by The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

Event: Essential Workers-Essential Protections

Location: Alamo College’s Westside Education and Training Center 
Address: 563 SW 40th St, San Antonio, TX 78237

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 Time: 3 pm to 4 pm

Point of Contact: Guadalupe Cornejo at mcornejo2@fmartinez


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:

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 and we will add it to our database.

For questions about this service please contact Guadalupe Cornejo at

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