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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

Maria Melendez

Community Engagement Coordinator  









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

May 14 | Dental Health during COVID-19 I Virtual Event in partnership with MORE HEALTH, Inc.
While having your children home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure they stay healthy and safe through proper hygiene, nutrition and exercise. Good dental health management, including disease and injury prevention, is especially important. Join MORE HEALTH’s Karen Buckenheimer and Dr. Terry Buckenheimer, Past President of the Florida Dental Association, as they offer tips to parents on how to decrease cross-infection and the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

May 21 | COVID-19 - Separating Facts from Fear for Cancer Patients and Caregivers I Virtual Event in partnership with American Cancer Society
A Facebook Live Q&A Session with the experts at Tampa General Hospital & American Cancer Society moderated by Dr. Peter Chang.
Topics covered will include:

  • Advice to patients who have had treatments and surgeries delayed or postponed  
  • What precautions should cancer patients take to avoid COVID-19?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted the services provided by the American Cancer Society  
  • What system changes have been done for the safety of the patients?
  • Should people still get screened for cancer during this pandemic?
  • What precautions should cancer patients take when continuing to receive treatment?  

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May 21 | COVID-19 Q&A With The Florida Poison Information Center I Virtual Event in partnership with MORE HEALTH, Inc.          
To keep hands clean, is it better to use hand sanitizer instead of soap and water? What products can I mix together to clean the house? What do I do if my child ingests hand sanitizer? Experts from the Florida Poison Information Center will answer these and other commonly asked questions.   

May 26 | Coping With Youth Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19 I Virtual Event in partnership with MORE HEALTH, Inc.          
Navigating the current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic and life changes is difficult for everyone, but can be especially difficult for children. Pediatric mental health experts from Tampa General Hospital will discuss how to address topics like stress and anxiety with your children.          

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.                                                                                                                                 

Link to introduction video for my strength, the health club for your mind.
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.