On October 23, 2020 TAPCHW provided a free bi-lingual Promotores/CHWs training through a partnership with HealthyVoting.org; which is on a non-partisan public health outreach and education effort. View slides from the training here - full recording can be accessed here
Healthy Voting provided Texas-specific guidelines to aid P/CHWs to empower voters on casting their ballots in a safe and healthy way as well as provided their partner toolkit that includes information & materials that can be shared via print, social media.
Through the trained CHWs that participated, we reached ~2,500 people throughout Texas with this campaign via social media, email, and word of mouth.
Feedback from participants:
A few photos of our CHW participants doing their part
"It was a great experience talking to my neighbors & co workers about the importance of voting & reminding them. Also not to forget their voting cards and ID."
"Although I voted I still push my community those who hasn't voted to do so."
"I was very impressed of myself that I did something to the community helping person to vote letting them know the rules on this election because of the virus. I did a great job and proud of my self. Also teach out to the Ella Austin community center seniors."
Healthy Voting 2020 Campaign
In the summer of 2021 TAPCHW built a partnership with the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 3 (NNLM R3) in an effort to support our mission to provide continuing education to CHWs in Texas.
On June 17th, 2021 TAPCHW provided a 1-hour DSHS certified continuing education (CE) opportunity outside of our regular quarterly member CEs about "Caring for the Mind - Providing Mental Health Information to CHW’s" to Promotores/CHWs through a partnership with . View slides and resources from the training here: https://nnlm.gov/classes/caringforthemind The full recording will be posted at a later date.
Future courses are in the works for 2021 & beyond.
Human Trafficking Course
On October 29, 2020 TAPCHW provided a 2-hour DSHS certified continuing education (CE) opportunity outside of our regular quarterly member CEs about Human Trafficking to Promotores/CHWs through a partnership with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA).
Prevent Blindness Texas Partnership
On May 26th, 2021 TAPCHW provided a 1-hour DSHS certified continuing education (CE) opportunity outside of our regular quarterly member CEs about "Diabetes and the Eyes" to Promotores/CHWs through a partnership with the Prevent Blindness Texas. View slides from the training here Full recording will be posted later.
In the winter of 2021, TAPCHW built a partnership with Texas VOAD & DSHS' Center for Health Emergency Preparedness and Response for the purpose of several projects - the first of which was to provide a Community Preparedness Event on Facebook Live in English and Spanish (held at the end of July). The other projects involve building capacity for CHWs for community preparedness. More to come!