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:
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat). An estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S. are living with AFib, and are five times more likely to suffer a stroke. Join Dr. Arthur Labovitz to learn the causes, risks, signs and symptoms of AFib and stroke. Treatment options and lifestyle modifications will also be discussed.
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. for both men and women. While it can be life threatening, colorectal cancer can be caught in the early stages. Join us to learn the early signs of colorectal cancer and how regular screenings can prevent and detect cancer. We will also discuss lifestyle modification measures for the prevention of colon cancer.
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been described as one of the most innovative treatments available today in the fight against ovarian cancer. HIPEC combines surgery and highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy delivered to the abdomen. Join gynecologic oncologist, Thomas Rutherford, PhD, MD for a presentation about ovarian cancer research and the innovative HIPEC treatment.
FREE Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) occur most often in men age 65 and older. Join us to learn about diagnosis and management of abdominal aortic aneurysms, risk factors for aneurysm development, progression, and current guidelines for screenings. Indications for treatment as well as both open and endovascular treatment options will also be discussed.
According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of adults in the U.S. have searched online for health-related information in the last year. Sometimes online searching results in inaccurate information. Join us and learn how to evaluate websites for quality, credibility and reliability. We’ll discuss how to find the most accurate and up-to-date health information to help you make informed health care decisions for you and your loved ones.
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.
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.
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.