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TGH Health Education Schedule

Tampa General Hospital's Community Health Education 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 health educators with any questions:

Tampa General Hospital Health Educators
Tampa General Hospital Health Educator Juliana Castillo Tampa General Hospital Health Educator Tamika Powe
Juliana Castillo
jcastillo@tgh.org
Tamika Powe
tpowe@tgh.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 
April 18   Tools to Quit | S. Tampa 

FREE
Tools to Quit is a two-hour seminar where you'll receive information about how to select and prepare for your quit date. You'll learn what triggers you to smoke, dip, or chew, and how to handle withdrawal symptoms. This program offers free nicotine patches, lozenges, and/or gum (while supplies last), as well as follow-up support. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required as seating is limited. 

 
April 26 | Bleeding Control Basics | S. Tampa
May 10  | Bleeding Control Basics | S. Tampa
May 24  | Bleeding Control Basics | S. Tampa
June 8   | Bleeding Control Basics | S. Tampa
June 28 | Bleeding Control Basics | S. Tampa
FREE
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.
 
FREE
Thyroid nodules are lumps that occur in the thyroid gland. While most are benign, a small percentage can be cancerous and require further evaluation and surgery. Dr. Gary Clayman, internationally renowned thyroid surgeon, will discuss the surgical options for thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, as well as the importance of therapy after surgery.
 
May 14 | Just A Kid or ADHD? Arthenia L. Joyner University Library
FREE
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Survey of Children's Health reports the number of families in the U.S. impacted by attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to increase. Join us to learn the common signs and symptoms of ADHD, as well as the common origins and effective treatments.
 
FREE
Many women suffer with bothersome day-to-day symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome including urinary urgency (feeling the need to use the restroom), urinary frequency (making multiple trips to the restroom), nocturia (using the restroom multiple times during the night), and urinary incontinence (leakage of urine without control). There are many treatment options to help women who suffer from these symptoms. This presentation will focus on the treatment options and discussions to have with your provider to improve your quality of life.
 
Cost: $59
Prevent T2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, followed by meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months. This program is offered in the Spring and the Fall. Please check back for upcoming dates. 
If you have prediabetes, you can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5-7 percent of your body weight. That is about 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. In Tampa General Hospital's Prevent T2 lifestyle change program, participants work in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active, and manage stress. Prevent T2 is a part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.  This fee covers program materials and light refreshments. Registration is required as seating is limited.
 
 
FREE
Take charge of your mental health. Tampa General Hospital has partnered with myStrengthto offer custom tools to help you overcome the challenges you face.
If you are interested in using the FREE myStrength online self-help resource, please call (813) 660-6107 to receive your Access Code. Then visit www.mystrength.com , click on "Sign Up" and enter your Access Code. Complete the myStrength sign-up process and personal profile to access all resources.