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:
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 8 | A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls | Lutz
Many seniors experience fear of falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls emphasizes practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals to increase activity; change their environment to reduce fall risk factors; and exercise to increase strength and balance. A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This program meets 10:00 am - 12:00 pm every Friday from June 8 - July 27, 2018. Sessions three through eight include low-impact exercises.
For more information or to register call Belkys Poueriet at (813) 264-3804
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.
Take charge of your mental health. Tampa General Hospital has partnered with myStrength™ to 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.