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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. 

November 19 | Living Healthy with Chronic Pain |Brandon Healthplex
FREE
Are you or a loved one an adult living with chronic pain? Join us for an interactive six-session program that will help you, your family and/or caregivers develop techniques to maintain an active and fulfilling life. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their chronic pain.

Topics covered include:

  1. Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep
  2. Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  3. Appropriate use of medications
  4. Communicating effectively with family, friends and health care providers
  5. Nutrition
  6. Pacing activity and rest
  7. How to evaluate new treatments

This is a six-session workshop. Each session builds on skills and discussions from the previous session. Meeting agenda will be distributed at 1st session. Registration is required as seating is limited. 

 

Be a TGH Supersitter

The best babysitting class in town is educational and fun, focusing on safety and first-aid. Participants (ages 11-15) receive CPR instruction for infants and children. Classes are held 9:00AM – 1:00PM at Tampa General Hospital Health Education Center located at 2106 South Lois Avenue, Tampa 33629. The cost is $35.00. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in.
October 13, November 10, December 8
Contact MORE HEALTH at 813-287-5032 or email Laci Stokes at lstokes@morehealthinc.org for additional information and to pre-register for a class!

 

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