TampaWell is an initiative that was established by Tampa General hospital in collaboration with the City of Tampa. They have provided our community with a revolutionary health and wellness project that is striving to propel our city into being a preliminary destination in the nation for healthcare access and provisions.
“Tampa General Hospital is the first health system in the region to systematically prescribe exercise and healthy foods as medicine, which is a significant step in improving our community’s health and curing chronic disease.”
– Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor
This venture serves not only as a means for preventative health to reduce chronic disease and to prevent community members from experiencing hospitalizations and increased medical costs; it also aids the populations that are at a greater risk for chronic illness by addressing underlying issues. This effort focuses on three areas: Regular movement, healthy eating and access to healthy food, and positive mental health.
"Our mission at Tampa General Hospital is to empower communities and transform lives."
Here are some of TampaWell's goals listed below:
- Build and open the TampaWell Community Garden and Food Pantry: A unique gathering place that will nourish the bodies and minds of residents in East Tampa. Watch the Community Garden Ground Breaking.
- Promote Positive Mental Health: Establish and deliver positive mental health programs.
- Deliver Healthy Connectivity: Launch the TampaWell smartphone app to spread the word and raise awareness of ways to be TampaWell.
WellFed Community learnt about this project a few months ago and had the pleasure of being included as a vendor for their Kick Off BBQ last month. We look forward to continue to be apart of their journey and working together to see a #WellFedCommunity
Overall, TampaWell is working to enrich the lives of those in our community by answering the need for greater healthcare access and promoting healthier lifestyles in our city. Through education, access, and awareness TampaWell is diligently facilitating the establishment of pathways to a healthier life for many people in Tampa!
Curious to learn more about TampaWell? Access their website here!