Driscoll Health Plan, Texas A&M Partners to Host Community Health Worker Training Academy

Driscoll Health Plan, in partnership with the Texas A&M University Colonias program, will host a training academy for community members interested in becoming Certified Community Health Workers (CHWs) or Promotion.

The program is offered to eligible residents of Colonia to help address the social determinants of health. This new initiative will allow participants to acquire skills and knowledge to help others. Help from CHWs increases health literacy and residents’ access to resources and services.

The course will include 160 hours of instruction and 50 hours of community service. Instructors from the Texas A&M University Colonia program will lead the academy. The academy curriculum will cover topics such as communication, organizing, education, advocacy and many more. Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of the course.

For more information, contact Rey Cruz, at (956) 451-2435, Reymundo.cruz@dchstx.org.

About the Driscoll Health Plan…

Driscoll Health Plan is a nonprofit, community-based health insurance plan providing health care coverage to more than 240,700 children, pregnant women and other adults in its service area which includes 24 South Texas counties and 25,000 square miles. Its extensive network of pediatric, adolescent and adult providers ensures that each individual receives the care that is right for them. Driscoll Health Plan is part of the Driscoll Health System, which includes Driscoll Children’s Hospital which has been serving children in South Texas for 69 years.

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