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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:

Juliana Castillo

Tamika Powe







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

Limited shoulder movement due to pain, stiffness or weakness can affect daily activities such as working, eating, dressing and personal hygiene, and cause extensive disability. Join Bryan Butler, MD, to learn about the common causes of shoulder conditions, and non-surgical and surgical treatments.
The liver has long been considered Pandora’s box. As technology advances and more research is completed, we are gaining a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the liver. Join nationally renowned liver surgeon, Dr. Julio Cesar Sokolich, for a discussion on advancements in liver surgery. Topics will include multi-organ transplant and hepato-pancreatic-biliary surgeries, current research to treat different pathologies and liver transplantation advancements.
March 1 | Tools to Quit | Brandon
March 20Tools to Quit | Trinity 
April 17 | Tools to Quit | Brandon
April 18 | Tools to Quit South Tampa
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. 
Orthobiologics is a treatment used by orthopedic surgeons to help improve the healing of cartilage, injured muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fractures. Join Mark Sando, MD, to learn about orthobiologics for musculoskeletal injuries using platlet-rich plasma cells, bone marrow aspirate and concentrate, and other proteins naturally found in the human body.
Cost: $59
Prevent T2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice  a month for the second 6 months.
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.
Endometriosis affects 10 percent of women. The main symptoms include pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and infertility. Endometriosis can affect a woman’s ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, pelvic peritoneum, upper abdomen, bowels, urinary tract and chest cavity. Center of Excellence provides the comprehensive approach needed for state of the art management of this complex disease. Join us to learn more about this Endometriosis and treatment options.
March 29 | Powerful Tools for Caregivers | Sun City 
If you are an adult caring for a loved one, this program will provide techniques to develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, deal with difficult feelings, develop positive communication skills, and make tough caregiving decisions. This program meets weekly for 6 weeks. Registration is required as seating is limited
April 6 | Active Living Every Day | Bryan Glazer Family JCC
Active Living Every Day (ALED) is an evidence-based educational program that encourages less active people to make physical activity part of their daily life. Participants learn behavioral skills to help overcome barriers to exercise, goal setting, time management, participate in group discussions, and develop an action plan to get moving. This program requires a 12-week commitment.  ALED is a blended program with both in-person and self-paced sessions. Online tools and support are available to help track your progress. This program is open to the general publicRegistration is required as seating is limited.
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) affects more than half of men over the age of 50. Join us to learn about a new FDA approved procedure, Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE), which offers a minially invasive, outpatient treatment option. Best candidates are generally those whose prostates are larger than 80 grams, and have not had prostate or bladder cancer.
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 , click on "Sign Up" and enter your Access Code. Complete the myStrength sign-up process and personal profile to access all resources.