CHW Service Day

July 22, 2023 @ 7:00 am 4:00 pm

SACHWA (all of us ) will be providing support at the 5th Annual GPCO Health-Fair & Back-to-School Health-fair and Back-to-School Event.


To sign up any of the different shifts, click this link

Westside Education and Training Center

610 SW 41 St
San Antonio, 78237 United States
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Also, if you or someone you know likes to sign up a family or child, follow this link and information: 
STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT (If student is not available, bring a proof enrollment or birth certificate)
Register here for FREE Backpack:

Continuing Education

August 27, 2022 @ 8:30 am 3:00 pm

Northwest Vista College CHW program will be offering a 5-hours of continuing education for CHWs and CHW students. The cost of the program is free.

Topics of focus: CHW certification, renewal, workforce development, higher education pathways and panel discussion with local employers on professional development opportunities for CHWs.

Email questions to

Alamo College’s Westside Education and Training Center

563 SW 40th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78237 United States
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Sacred Heart Health Promotion Event 

November 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am 3:00 pm

Health Screenings:
Free Kidney Screening Free Flu Vaccine
Free COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 5 years old and older Free COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Free vision exams for adults 

Information on the following programs/services: City’s EHAP program: mortgage, utility, rental, and internet assistance Affordable Care Health Plans and enrollment appointment Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Group Information for Individuals with Vision Loss and Blindness COVID Safety kits
CareLink MedLink ,Medicaid

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

 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‚Äôs 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


Grant Writing Workshop for CHWs

October 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

The Community Health Worker Training Program at Northwest Vista College and San Antonio CHWs Association invite you to attend a grant writing workshop.

Presenter: Debra M. Rios, DrPH, Senior Research Associate at ISA Associates, Inc.

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Format: Zoom

Registration Link:

Vaccine Confidence & Communication Training for CHW/Ps

July 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

In-person training designed to understand vaccine confidence and enhance communication skills.

To help with planning purposes, registration is required.

Public health measures such as wearing a mask, socially distant seating and COVID-19 symptom screening will be implemented.

This training is free of charge, no breakfast will be provided. If you suspect you are sick, we strongly advise you to stay home and rest.

This training is brought to you by: Northwest Vista College CHW Program, UT Health San Antonio|Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio | Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, YWCA Olga Madrid Center | Ventanilla de Salud and the San Antonio Community Health Workers Association.

Call or text 210-942-9550 if you have any questions.

YWCA Olga Madrid Center

503 Castroville Road
San Antonio,, TX 78237 United States
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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.