Coastal Region

Brazoria  *  Chambers  *  Galveston  *  Hardin  *  Jefferson  *  Liberty  *  Matagorda  *  Orange

The Coastal Region includes the eight coastal counties including Brazoria, Chambers, Hardin, Liberty, Galveston, Jefferson, Matagorda, and Orange County.  Over 1.2 million people live in the Coastal Region. While a large portion of them live in the few metropolitan areas, many live in the vast rural areas surrounding those cities.  The leading industries include healthcare, chemical plants, education and agriculture.  The region is home to Lamar University, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Texas A&M University Galveston along with multiple excellent community colleges.  Coastal partners with community based, educational and healthcare agencies throughout the region to address the health needs of those we serve.


Community Based Student Placement Support
The Coastal Regional Office provides support for real-life educational experiences within the communities we serve  for multiple types of health professional students.

Community Health Worker
  • The Coastal Region is certified through the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide the 160 hr certification course for both Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors.
  • The Coastal Region is also authorized to provide continuing education opportunities for CHWs and Instructors.
  • Local community health worker/promatora associations and training sites are supported through collaboration with the Coastal Regional office and its staff.
CHW Great Day Houston
Assistant Director, Shontel Minor along with Board Member, Crystal Ellison educating the community on the value of CHW in healthcare on Great Day Houston television appearance.
Strategic Planning
Strategic planning meeting of TGCCPA leadership to develop upcoming goals and project targets.
April 8 is CHW Day in Texas
Standing on the front steps of the Capitol with Texas First Lady Cecilla Abbott as she reads the Gubernatorial Proclamation naming  April 8th CHW/Promatora Day in Texas.
Annual CHW Conference
Annual CHW Conference attendees participating in networking, resource sharing, and professional development.  TAE Coastal Region staff provided continuing education, in-kind support, and conference planning to support the CHW workforce within its regional coverage area.
Conference Exercise Break
Conference audience takes an “exercise break” while learning the benefits of stationary physical activity for the geriatric population, sponsored by Coastal Region.
Adult Learning Principles Class
Assistant Coordinator Lucero Salinas teaching a class of promatoras about adult learning principles.
Leslie Hargrove

Leslie Hargrove


808 Bayou
La Marque, TX 77568

Phone: 409/933-0021

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