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Community Health Worker committee meets at UTPA
By Biada Galvan, Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 06/25/2002
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The University of Texas-Pan American recently hosted a meeting by the Community Health Worker Training and Certification Advisory Committee. Also known as "promotores," community health workers (CHWs) have proven effective in linking underserved populations with needed benefits and services, especially in the Rio Grande Valley. Back row, from left, are Donna Nichols, public health promotion director; Oscar J. Munoz, Texas A&M University Center for Housing and Urban Development regional director; Edna S. Dougherty, CHW presiding officer; Dr. Paul Villas, UTPA Texas-Mexico Border Health Coordination Office executive director; and Kevin Hunt, City of Fort Worth public health department. Front row, Graciela Camarena, CHW; Cecilia Berrios, community health promotion specialist; Maria Teresa de Llano, CHW assistant presiding officer; and Lorenza Zuniga, CHW.