Texas Public Health Training Center

About Us

Overview

si purple large | Texas Public Health Training CenterThe Texas Public Health Training Center (TPHTC) is a training resource for current and future public health workers in the State of Texas. Through a partnership with the Texas A&M University School of Rural Public Health, the University of North Texas School of Public Health, and The University of Texas School of Public Health, we collaborate with local and state health departments in Texas to provide competency-based training and education.

TPHTC is one of 37 Public Health Training Centers across the nation that are funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Resources. In 2010, TPHTC was awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant renewal from HRSA to continue and enhance our training and education programs.

Through web-based and in-person training programs, TPHTC provides training to public health professionals across the State of Texas. Though our focus is providing training and education to local and state health departments, our training and education is also available to school nurses and community health workers, non-profit organizations; academic institutions; corporations, as well as other sectors; and graduate students in public health and related fields.

TPHTC is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Certified Training Center for Community Health Workers.

 

Community Health Workers

Community Health Worker Certification

University of Texas School of Public Heath  is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Certified Training Centers for Community Health Workers.

For more information on this or other CHW programs, please contact Rosalia Guerrero at rosalia.guerrero@uth.tmc.edu 713-500-9395.

Continuing Education

Your Health Matters: Nutritious Eating & Your Health Matters: Fitness for Life programs are designed to provide continuing education credit opportunities in proper nutrition and regular physical activity to community health workers, or promotoras. Trainings focus on demonstrating how eating right and exercising regularly promotes a healthy life through reducing a person’s risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Participants will be able to counsel clients on healthy food choices and meal planning based on the “GO-SLOW-WHOA” guide. They will also gain skills in reading and evaluating nutrition facts food labels and food safety practices. Participants will also be provided with tips to identify and overcame barriers to regular exercise both for themselves and others. offerings are approved by the Texas DSHS for Certified CEUs for CHWs and CHW Instructors.

For more information on this or other CHW programs, please contact Rosalia Guerrero at rosalia.guerrero@uth.tmc.edu 713-500-9395.

 

Healthy Homes

Overview

The Texas Public Health Training Center offers face to face and online training.  Trainings focus on providing work force development and continuing educating to public health professionals, school nurses, community health workers and others working in NGOs and community based organizations in the State of Texas.

Online Trainings

Healthy Homes Training for Public Health Practitioners & Community Health Workers

TPHTC is a training partner of the National Center for Healthy Housing. The Healthy Homes program provides training and technical assistance to public health practitioners, community health workers/promotoras and housing authorities to demonstrate and promote cost-effective, preventive measures to correct multiple health and safety hazards in low and very low income homes. These hazards can potentially produce severe illness and injuries to the children of these homes. Through utilizing a holistic approach to improve indoor air quality, fostering lead safe practices, and implementing integrated pest management controls in the home, it is anticipated that these trainings will lead to a decrease in asthmatic episodes requiring hospitalization, childhood lead poisoning, and acute pesticide poisoning.

For more information on this program, please contact  Nancy Crider at nancy.m.crider@uth.tmc.edu or 713.500.9399 or Rosalia Guerrero at 713.500.9395 or rosalia.guerrero@uth.tmc.edu

Community Health Worker Certification and Continuing Education

TPHTC training partners are all approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Certified Training Centers for Community Health Workers.

Your Health Matters: Nutritious Eating & Your Health Matters: Fitness for Life programs are designed to provide continuing education credit opportunities in proper nutrition and regular physical activity to community health workers, or promotoras. Trainings focus on demonstrating how eating right and exercising regularly promotes a healthy life through reducing a person’s risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Participants will be able to counsel clients on healthy food choices and meal planning based on the “GO-SLOW-WHOA” guide. They will also gain skills in reading and evaluating nutrition facts food labels and food safety practices. Participants will also be provided with tips to identify and overcame barriers to regular exercise both for themselves and others. offerings are approved by the Texas DSHS for Certified CEUs for CHWs and CHW Instructors.

For more information on this or other CHW programs, please contact Nancy Crider at nancy.m.crider@uth.tmc.edu or 713.500.9399 or Rosalia Guerrero at 713.500.9395 or rosalia.guerrero@uth.tmc.edu

Additional Resources

Texas Public Health Association – A non-profit organization and an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, which serves to improve the health and safety of Texas.

Texas Association of Local Health Officials – A non-profit organization consisting of health officials across the state, which acts to further common goals among members.

Texas Environmental Health Association – This organization strives to improve the health and welfare of Texas through improving the environment.

Online Training

Overview

The Texas Public Health Training Center offers face to face and online training.  Trainings focus on providing work force development and continuing educating to public health professionals, school nurses, community health workers and others working in NGOs and community based organizations in the State of Texas.

Online Trainings

Grand Rounds

TPHTC hosts Grand Rounds on a monthly basis. Presentations may be viewed live via Adobe Connect on the day of the Grand Round. Archived recordings can be viewed anytime by selecting one of the following links:

Upcoming:

  • Check back soon for the TPHTC Grand Rounds Schedule

Archived:

Special Projects

Are you a MPH student looking for a culminating experience?  TPHTC is looking for qualified MPH candidates to work on the following projects.

Project 1 – Learning Activities Map (LAM)

What you’ll de doing: Creating a map of adult learning activities ideal for training Community  Health Workers (CHWs).  The map will link learning activities to learning theory and appropriate assessment tools.
How it will be used:  The LAM will become part of a tool used for creating CHW training materials throughout the state.
Publication possibility:  Yes! This project is designed to become a publishable paper.
Skills and course work desired:  PH 1113 (Intervention Mapping) course required. Excellent writing skills.  Preferred student will be in either Health promotion or Community Health Practice.

Project 2 – Learning Styles of CHWs (Qualitative Research)

What you’ll be doing:  Qualitative research with Community Health Workers (CHWs) to gather data on CHW’s perception of how they learn.  You’ll conduct a series of focus groups and mock  classes that demonstrate adult learning activities.  Qualitative data will be analyzed.
How it will be used:  The data from this project will be used to inform how CHW training curricula are developed throughout the state of Texas.
Publication possibility:  Yes!  This project is designed to become a publishable paper.
Skills and course work desired:  Qualitative Methods course required.  Experience in qualitative data collection and analysis preferred.  Excellent writing skills. Preferred student will be in either Health Promotion or Community Health Practice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Us

University of Texas Health Science Center

University of Texas School of Public Health
1200 Herman Pressler, E-905
Houston, TX 77030

Linda Lloyd | Texas Public Health Training CenterLinda E. Lloyd, PhD, MBA, MSW
Co-Principal Investigator
linda.e.lloyd@uth.tmc.edu
713.500.9163

Rosalie | Texas Public Health Training CenterRosalia Guerrero
Program Manager
rosalia.guerrero@uth.tmc.edu
713.500.9395

Jessy Uriate
Instructional Designer
Jessica.uriate@uth.tmc.edu
713.500.9399

Joseph Perales
Graduate Assistant
joseph.e.perales@uth.tmc.edu
713.500.9396

Texas A&M University School of Rural Public Health

Texas A&M University
School of Rural Public Health
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

Barbara J. Quiram, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
osp@srph.tamhsc.edu
979.845.2387

Cara Pennel
Project Coordinator
clpennel@srph.tamhsc.edu
979.845.2387

University of North Texas Health Science Center

University of North Texas School of Public Health
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Nuha Lackan, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
nuha.lackan@unthsc.edu
817.735.5023

Jeffrey Moon, MPH
Project Coordinator
jeff.moon@unthsc.edu
817.735.0526