HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (February 17, 2021) — As a follow-up to the cross-county Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the Tampa Bay Health Collaborative (TBHC) will be hosting a virtual, interactive ‘unconference’ on February 25. TBHC’s event is designed to leverage existing resources and initiatives, promoting community collaboration in order to efficiently address the health issues in our region.
In support of CHNA results, the event will focus on behavioral and mental health, exercise and nutrition, and access to services – all high-priority issues in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. Attendees will be able to interact in self-selected groups corresponding to their area of interest or specific need.
TBHC Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Sheron Brown, is driven by a vision of a unified Tampa Bay, stating, “TBHC’s member-led Collaboration Impact Council created this ‘unconference’ to bring together organizations in the trenches of creating health equity in Tampa Bay, offering them a space to connect, minimize silos, and increase opportunities to leverage our collective strengths through cohesive collaboration.”
The region’s largest community-owned health care system is supporting the event.
“We know no one entity can solve our community’s needs,” said Lisa Bell, Community Benefit Manager for BayCare. “We are proud to support this initiative to bring partners together for a healthier future for everyone in Tampa Bay.”
TBHC’s ‘unconference’ comes on the heels of a successful January virtual launch of the Collaborate app, a new tool created by the organization with the intention of providing a platform to connect Tampa Bay organizations with each other. The virtual launch showcased Tampa Bay’s interest in collaborative work, boasting an attendance of 100 local representatives and a waitlist. February’s ‘unconference’ seeks to reconnect these and new organizations in order to create a stronger, more equitable Tampa Bay.
To register for the Tampa Bay Health Collaborative’s virtual unconference click here.
About Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative (TBHC): launched in 2003, TBHC is a membership-based nonprofit organization. It is member driven and has evolved over time in response to identified needs of the membership and the community. Membership includes health and human service organizations, businesses, healthcare providers and individuals concerned and impacted by the gaps and limitations of the current system. While TBHC does not provide direct services, collectively, member organizations provide services to meet the needs of all demographic groups and address the healthcare continuum. TBHC is committed to promoting and advancing health equity through awareness, capacity-building and community collaborations. To learn more, visit http://www.tampabayhealth.org.