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Tampa General Hospital | Aetna Better Health of Florida Donates $65,000 to Support New Community Garden and Food Pharmacy in East Tampa

What To Know

  • “Tampa General has done an excellent job at finding new and creative ways to care for the health of their community, so it was an easy decision to partner with them,” said Aetna Better Health of Florida CEO Jennifer Sweet.
  • The community hub, built on the concept that “food is medicine,” will enable patients at the TGH Family Care Center Healthpark greater access to nutritious foods and the opportunity to learn how to grow healthy produce in a sustainable way.

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has received a $65,000 donation from Aetna Better Health of Florida, part of Aetna® and the CVS Health® family, to support the new TampaWell Community Garden and Food Pharmacy.

Helps Community

The community hub, built on the concept that “food is medicine,” will enable patients at the TGH Family Care Center Healthpark greater access to nutritious foods and the opportunity to learn how to grow healthy produce in a sustainable way.”

TampaWell, activated by Tampa General Hospital in partnership with the City of Tampa, is a revolutionary health and wellness initiative focused on preventative health to reduce chronic disease and repeated hospitalizations, while supporting the city’s most at-risk residents by addressing underlying social factors that impact health.

“Tampa General has done an excellent job at finding new and creative ways to care for the health of their community, so it was an easy decision to partner with them,” said Aetna Better Health of Florida CEO Jennifer Sweet. “We are thankful for their efforts in pushing forward the idea that food is medicine through this garden, and we look forward to seeing the many ways it serves the people of Tampa.”

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