Promote Health Literacy
Health Confianza provides free training and advanced health literacy education to social workers and health care workers who are often the first line of defense in communicating with the public on high priority health issues. Our valued health communicators include community leaders, nurses, health professionals, community organizers and community health workers/ Promotores de Salud.
Community Health Workers/Promotores Training
The South Texas CHW Workforce Preparedness Collaborative provides financial and professional support to certify new CHWs and provide continuing education for existing CHWs living and working in 38 South Texas counties.
Why should you consider CHW as a career?
- To help your community improve their health and wellbeing
- To promote health equity by working with communities with the greatest health risks
- To get a job as a frontline worker in healthcare field.
Who can apply: Anyone who:
- Has completed high school, a GED, or equivalent
- Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
When: Now Enrolling. Apply Today!
- Virtual and hybrid options available
- Training sessions range from 8 to 16 weeks
- Flexible training hours, including evenings
What: A training program approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services, in addition to training in public health competencies.
- 160-hours across classroom instruction, selfstudy, and practical learning experiences (including an internship)
- Training provided by Northwest Vista College or the AHEC Promotores of South Texas Training Program
- Training available in English and Spanish
How to Apply: shorturl.at/afhES
* This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Health Worker Training
Are you seeking more in-depth learning about health literacy communication techniques, to build a supportive professional peer network, and to learn from local healthcare leaders? Then consider the evidence-based ECHO telementoring program, a virtual community where peers share support, guidance and feedback. We will develop and facilitate ECHOs on COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, health literacy and evidence based communication practices for physicians, nurses, medical assistants and CHWs serving the priority 22 zip codes.
Can your healthcare team benefit from further training on health literacy and effective health communications? Do they have limited time for such training? If so, we can provide webinars or in-person workshops for physicians, nurses, school nurses, medical assistants, physicians assistants, Community Health Workers (CHW), and other allied health professionals on “Talking to Patients about COVID-19 Vaccines”. Additional topics will be developed based upon partner identified needs.
Health Confianza has provided small grants to student and faculty-led health literacy projects and initiatives that will benefit the community. In summer of 2023, these organizations will share their findings and learnings with the entire Health Confianza community at our Health Confianza Symposium set for June 9, 2023.
Please visit our Resources page for culturally and linguistically appropriate graphics, materials, and other health communications tools.
Please visit our Training page for more information about our current and future offerings.