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Community Health Workers Certification Board

The New Mexico CHW Certification Board was established in 2015 to serve as an advisory body to the secretary of health on the implementation of standards, guidelines and requirements for state certification of community health workers.

Responsibilities

The Board shall make written recommendations to the Secretary on the following matters:

  • Required core competencies for certification;
  • Requirements for community health worker education and training programs in the state;
  • Requirements for continuing education courses and programs for recertification every two years;
  • Minimum education, training, experience, and other qualifications for a community health worker to qualify as a trainer in any education, training of continuing education program for community health workers;
  • Certification of experienced community health workers practicing in New Mexico before the effective date of the Community Health Workers Act (also known as "grandfathering");
  • Assessment of community health worker competency in connection with certification; and scope of practice for community health workers.

Members

  • Angie Sanchez-Corral, Board Chair (NMDOH Secretary designee)
  • Brenette Pine, Vice-Chair
  • Iris Reano, CCHW
  • Juliette McCoy
  • Martha Alicia Payan, CCHW
  • Edna Hutchison, CCHW
  • Fabiola Rodriguez, CCHW
  • Mae-Gilene Begay, CCHW

Meeting Schedule

Note: A copy of the Community Health Workers Certification Board Meeting Agenda will be available 72 hours before the meeting at the Office of Community Health Workers, 300 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid or services to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Tim Lopez at 505-222-8671 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.