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TGH Community Wellness & Outreach 

Tampa General Hospital's Community Wellness department offers a variety of programs to help you identify health risks, manage conditions and achieve better health. Classes and lectures are provided by TGH physicians and certified health educators. Many programs are free and a referral is not required. Contact one of our community wellness team members with any questions:

 
Tampa General Hospital Community Wellness Team
Tampa General Hospital Health Educator Juliana Castillo
Juliana Castillo

Community Engagement Coordinator 
 
Tampa General Hospital Health Educator Tamika Powe
Tamika Powe

Community Health
Educator
 
 

Maria Melendez

Community Engagement Coordinator  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To sign up, click on a class below for online registration or call (813) 660-6101. 

 

February 26 I Stop the Bleed I TGH Brandon Healthplex 

Launched by the White House in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that highlights the importance of Stop the Bleed training. This awareness campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Join us for our free Bleeding Control Basics class, taught by Tampa General Hospital instructors, and learn skills that can help you save a life during a bleeding emergency.

March 2 | National Diabetes Prevention Prorgam | TGH Community Health Education Center at TGMG Lois

Your health matters! The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County and Tampa General Hospital have partnered together to provide the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program which has proven to help people diagnosed with pre-diabetes reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes by participating in this evidence-based lifestyle change program. This program will teach you why it’s important to prevent diabetes, how to eat healthier, become more physically active and how to manage your weight.This FREE program is offered over the course of a year with 16 weekly sessions, followed by bi-weekly sessions for the remainder of the program. Registration is required as seating is limited. Meeting Dates: : March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23; July 7, 21; Aug 4, 18; Sept 1, 15, 29; Oct 13; Nov 3, 17; Dec 1, 15; Jan 5, 19; Feb 2, 16 For questions or to register , call the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborouth County at  (813) 307-8009.

March 3 I Endometriosis: Understanding A Complex Disease I TGH Brandon Healthplex

Endometriosis affects 10 percent of women, with symptoms including pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and infertility. Join endometriosis expert Dr. Emad Mikhail to learn how Tampa General Hospital and USF Health can provide the innovative approaches needed for comprehensive management of this complex disease. Dr. Mikhail will also discuss treatment options and what effects endometriosis has on a woman’s body.

March 9 I Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know I Sun City Center Community Hall

Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancer diagnoses. In recent years, the guidelines for screening and treatment of prostate cancer have changed. These new guidelines are sometimes controversial and difficult to interpret. Join Dr. Mohit Sirohi to learn about the history of prostate cancer, screening methods and definitions, updated tests and screening guidelines, and different modalities of management. The differences between prostate cancer and BPH will also be discussed.  *This progam will be held during the Sun City Center Men's Club monthly meeting.  Complimentary lunch will be provided.

March 12 | Get Into Fitness Today  (GIFT) | TGH Community Health Euducation Center at TGMG Lois 

Being overweight can increase your risk for many serious long-term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Risk of injury is also greater because mobility, flexibility and strength are limited. Get Into Fitness Today (GIFT) is a weight management program developed by registered dietitians, nurses and health educators to provide education, support, tools and accountability for healthy weight loss and maintenanceMeeting Dates: : March 12, 19, 26, 31; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28. For questions or to register, call the Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County at (813) 307-8009. Registration is required. A minimum number of registrants is required, or event may be rescheduled for a later date.

March 21 | Mental Health First Aid | TGH Community Health Educatin Center at TGMG Lois 

Mental Health First Aid teaches a person how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives a person the skills to needed to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.  Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. You must be able to attend the entire training. Registration is required as seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. 

March 25 I Stop the Bleed I TGH Community Health Education Center at TGMG Lois

Launched by the White House in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that highlights the importance of Stop the Bleed training. This awareness campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Join us for our free Bleeding Control Basics class, taught by Tampa General Hospital instructors, and learn skills that can help you save a life during a bleeding emergency.

April 22 | Stop the Bleed I TGH Brandon Healthplex                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Launched by the White House in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that highlights the importance of Stop the Bleed training. This awareness campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Join us for our free Bleeding Control Basics class, taught by Tampa General Hospital instructors, and learn skills that can help you save a life during a bleeding emergency.

May 27 I Stop the Bleed I TGH Community Health Education Center at TGMG Lois                                                                                                                                                         

Launched by the White House in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that highlights the importance of Stop the Bleed training. This awareness campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Join us for our free Bleeding Control Basics class, taught by Tampa General Hospital instructors, and learn skills that can help you save a life during a bleeding emergency.

June 24 | Stop the Bleed I TGH Brandon Healthplex                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Launched by the White House in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that highlights the importance of Stop the Bleed training. This awareness campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Join us for our free Bleeding Control Basics class, taught by Tampa General Hospital instructors, and learn skills that can help you save a life during a bleeding emergency.

 

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