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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

  • Eric Lujan, Chair | Tribal & Metro/Central Region
  • Fabiola Rodriguez, Co-Chair | Southwest Region
  • Iris Reano | CHR Representative
  • Melval Lujan | Southeast Region
  • Raymond Sanchez | Northeast Region
  • Olivia Muskett | Northwest Region
  • Maria Retana | Southwest Region
  • Sandra Clavijo | Metro/Central Region
  • Fred Hernandez | Metro/Central Region

Meeting Schedule

  • 1st Quarterly Board Meeting scheduled on Friday, February 24, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (In-Person Meeting) at the Presbyterian Healthcare Services / Community Health Resource Center located at 1301 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 - meeting canceled
    NM CHW Certification Board Agenda - 02/24/2023
    Virtual Meeting Information
  • 2nd Quarterly Board Meeting scheduled on Friday, May 12, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (In-Person Meeting) at the Presbyterian Healthcare Services / Community Health Resource Center located at 1301 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112;
    NM CHW Certification Board Agenda - 05/12/2023
  • 3rd Quarterly Board Meeting scheduled on Friday, July 07, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (In-Person Meeting); Presbyterian Healthcare Services / Community Health Resource Center located at 1301 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 ; NM CHW Certification Board Agenda - 07/07/2023
  • 4th Quarterly Board Meeting scheduled on Friday, October 06, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm (In-Person Meeting); Presbyterian Healthcare Services / Community Health Resource Center located at 1301 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112,NM CHW Certification Board Agenda - 10/06/2023

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.