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'Helping You Do What You Do Better'

The Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative (TBHC or Collaborative) is a membership-based, non-profit organization that has evolved over time in response to identified needs of the membership and the community.

Our Vision A community that values health and health services for everyone

Our Mission Promote and advance the health and wellness of those underserved through community collaborations

Our Methods Foster Relationships | Build Organizational Capacity | Promote Access to Health and Healthcare Services

Our Members


Organizations serving residents in Tampa Bay

Tampa bay


of respondents believe TBHC increased awareness & knowledge of the region’s healthcare leaders, resources and issues.


of respondents indicate they have opportunities to interact/network with others.through TBHC


Hillsborough Pinellas



of respondents agree participation in TBHC is worthwhile

of respondents agree through TBHC, their organization is able to “do what they do better”

88% of respondents reveal TBHC increased their capacity to promote & advance the health and wellness of vulnerable populations

Our membership includes health and human service organizations, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, academic institutions, local businesses, healthcare providers & individuals concerned and impacted by the gaps and limitations of the current health system. *Data obtained from responses to the 2017 Annual Membership Satisfaction Survey

Our Committees



3 Volunteer committees guided the development of TBHC activities and projects

Committee members worked together to identify key issues & work toward collective action

Advocacy Committee

in-kind hours donated; valued at

45,000* *Calculated using the Economic Impact of Volunteers Calculator created by Points of Light, available at: http://www.pointsoflight.org/tools/volunteercalculator

Hosted a forum in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) titled, Repeal and Replacement of the ACA: Effects on Medicare and Part D Volunteered with Pinells County Farm Share program to bring awareness to food deserts and help alleviate hunger by distributing fresh and nutritious food to those who need it most Convened a panel of key stakeholders for an informative event, "Let's Talk Solutions: The Opioid Crisis in Pinellas County" with more than 100 attendees

Healthy Equity Committee Hosted a one-day conference, "Joining Forces to Achieve Health Equity" in collaboration with the Florida Public Health Association (FPHA) Reviewed and updated cultural and linguistic competency self-assessment tools to help organizations increase their level of cultural and linguistic competency Developed a Speakers Bureau and presentation to raise awareness and understanding about health equity

Wellness Committee Held the 5th Annual Health & Wellness Conference, "The Five Pillars of a Thriving Organization and Committee" in conjunction with the Wellness Council of Tampa Bay for over 150 health and wellness professionals

100% of committee members indicated that being on a committee helped them learn about new topics

94% of committee members revealed being on a committee helped them build relationships

TBHC Initiatives The Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative (TBHC) is working towards significant systems systems-level change through the “Achieving Oral Health Equity in Tampa Bay (AOHE) Initiative”. AOHE is part of the Oral Health (OH) 2020 Network – a national effort to improve the oral health of all. Community-driven work plan priorities included: Community Collaborations Educations and Messaging Advocacy Emerging Needs in Low Access/Rural Areas

94% of survey respondents agree TBHC has provided them with useful tools and resources to promote and advance the health & wellness of vulnerable populations

TBHC launched the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Initiative bringing together five organizations, each with a diverse organizational team of staff, board members, volunteers, clients, and other key stakeholders to increase their level of cultural and linguistic competency. Through this initiative, organizations collected data, and developed and implemented an action plan to provide more effective care to racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and reduce health disparities based on such factors. Participating organizations included: Bon Secours Health System St. Petersburg Empath Health Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County St. Petersburg Free Clinic Vincent House


of survey respondents agree through TBHC they have an increased understanding of health equity and culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care

Our Meetings & Events Each quarter, TBHC hosts in-person meetings to provide information about current issues, share resources, and offer networking opportunities. In total, nearly 200 individuals attended at least one quarterly meeting. Topics discussed during the Quarterly Meetings included: February – Exploring the Changing Political Landscape May – Economic Impact of Florida Nonprofits August – Let's Get REaL: A Strategy to Addressing Health Disparities November – Helping those that Help: Being Prepared & Recovery Ready

53% 53%

of TBHC Members attended at least 1 of the 4 quarterly meetings held in 2017

11% of members attended 4 quarterly meetings





attended a TBHC Quarterly Meeting or hosted event including those who participated via live stream

10% of members attended 3 quarterly meetings

16% of members attended 2 quarterly meetings

12 M 16% of members attended 1 quarterly meeting

TBHC staff also provided opportunities to build community capacity and connect residents with local resources through a variety of events: Community Health Awareness Event - Working towards Health Equity Provided information, resources and access to health screenings and testings. Additionally, there was a facilitated screening and community dialogue to increase community awareness about health equity and mobilize for action. Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Train-the-Trainer Workshop A half day session designed to help attendees learn more about the DVD series and available resources. Participants watched segments of the documentary, received tips for hosting screenings and facilitating community discussions, and reviewed skill-building activities. Community Health Coalition of St. Petersburg (CHC) An alliance of residents and organizers working to highlight local health issues and concerns through outreach and education. CHC hosts and facilitates informational events working together with community members, organizations and providers.


The 3rd Annual 'Strategic Partnerships and Interagency Networking (SPIN) Event' uses a speed-dating format with professionals from local health and human service organizations, government, academia and businesses to give you the opportunity to share information about your organization, explore potential partnerships, obtain resources for those you serve and much more.



of survey respondents agree TBHC has given them tools & resources that could help them to build effective relationships &/or partnerships.

of survey respondents agree TBHC has helped them/their organizations develop partnerships to better serve clients or achieve other common goals.

94% of survey respondents agree through TBHC they a greater awareness of public policies & advocacy opportunities to affect health & healthcare in Tampa Bay.

Healthcare Action Summit On May 19, 2017, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and TBHC cohosted a full day event for community stakeholder entitled, “Healthcare Action Summit: Understanding the Current Policy Landscape and Making Your Voice Heard.” The event provided information about federal and state level healthcare policy changes and the impart or potential impact of the changes and provided tools and resources to build advocacy capacity. Fifty-four community members representing nonprofit organizations, local businesses, governmental entities and others attended the event in person. The event was also streamed live on the Collaborative’s Facebook page.


of the survey respondents stated they plan to increase their advocacy efforts for health care coverage and access after the event.



of the survey respondents indicated that the event increased their knowledge of the topic.

of the survey respondents shared it was worth their time to attend the Summit.

Sector & Community Involvement TBHC staff participate and attend social sector (non-profit) events and activities to stay connected to the needs and issues of community residents. This includes involvement with local community health needs assessment (CHNA) processes, engaging in strategic planning and community meetings.


56% Social sector (nonprofits or health and human service organizations)



Public sector (corporate, governmental, quasigovernmental entities)

Individual community stakeholders

6% Academic institutions

TBHC Membership is open to any organization in Florida that has an interest in the organization’s mission and vision. TBHC strives to include all stakeholders in creating healthy communities. We are proud to work with the following member organizations: * The list below includes organizations and individuals who completed membership applications between December 2015 - December 2017 and is not an exhaustive list of all TBHC members.

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc.

Daystar Life Center, Inc

Access Community Services

Dove Love, Inc.

Aging Solutions Inc., Office of the Public Guardian

Ericka Guy – MPH Student

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Feeding Tampa Bay

Alan Lightfoot – Ph.D

Five-L-R LLC Community Health & Human Services

Alignment Healthcare

Florida Blue

Allegany Franciscan Ministries Alpha House of Tampa Amerigroup Areej Farhat – MPH Student AvantGarde Urgent Care Bay Area Legal Services

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County Florida Department of Health - Pasco County Florida Department of Health - Pinellas County Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS) Florida Marketing Organization (FMO) Florida Voices for Health Frameworks of Tampa Bay

BayCare Health System

Front Porch CDA

Bay Pines Foundation, Inc.

Gabrielle Belcastro– Indiv. Clinical Nutritionist


Gail Gray – Physician Assistant

Bergen Chiropractic

George Bolden Consulting

Bon Secours of St. Petersburg

Greater Ridgecrest YMCA

Bright Community Trust

Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center

Carnahan Group

Health and Wellness Services

Central Florida Behavioral Health Network Inc Charity Works, Inc. Children's Home Network Cigna City of Dunedin Comfort Home Health Foundation, Inc. Coptic Orthodox Charities Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Central Florida Cypress Tree Consulting, LLC

Health Council of West Central Florida Hillsborough County - Healthcare Department Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance Hillsborough County Head Start/ Early Head Start Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Hillsborough Health Care Coalition Humana IMST Telehealth Consulting & Resources

ITG Diet

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay

Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County

Shannon Burton-Fernandez

Kimberly Home, Inc.

Shauna Nadeau- Small Practice Sales Specialist

Lakeview Health

Special Olympics Florida Healthy Communities

League of Women Voters- Hillsborough County

St. Anthony's Hospital

Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry

BayCare Healthcare System

Leslie Volk

St. Pete Business League

Liberty Dental Plan

St. Petersburg College


St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Lutheran Services Florida

Stetson University Health Care Law Association

Lykes Insurance

Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation

Lynn Fruit – Volunteer

Suncoast Center, Inc.

Madeira Public Relations

Suncoast Health Council, Inc

Magellan Complete Care

Suncoast Hospice / Empath Health

Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida

Sunshine Health

Metropolitan Ministries

Sweet Eden by Sheron, LLC

Michelle Gbesemete- Health & Wellness Associate

Tampa Bay Community Network

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa Family Health Centers Inc

Moffitt Cancer Center - TBCCN

Tampa General Hospital

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA

National Black Nurses Association, Tampa Bay

The Outreach Clinic

Organize Florida

The Seventh Mom Project, Inc.

Organize Tampa Bay

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Pasco Activists

Tomorrow Matters!


Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc

Peaceful Blessing

Tropical Benefits

Pinellas County Government

University of Florida IFAS Extension - Hillsborough

Pinellas County Human Services

University of Florida IFAS Extension - Pinellas

Pinellas Opportunity Council

University of Tampa USF College of Public Health

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

USF Diabetes Center USF Health

Pinwheel – The Art of Wellness Lifestyle

Vincent House

PMG Wellness

Voices of Hope for Aphasia

Ponce SOM - Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership

Volunteers of America of Florida

Prescriptive Solutions, Inc.

Wallace Welch & Willingham

Pro Health Services, Inc.

Wellness Resources Group, Inc.

Purple Communications, Inc.

Wendy Peterson- Community Volunteer

Putnam Health Advocates

Wilmarie C. Colón-Alvarado- Project Coordinator


YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

Senior Connection Center, Inc

 Organizational Budget  July 2016 - June 2017 $449,056 Other 11%

24% DentaQuest Foundation

Florida Blue 6%

Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg 26%

Allegany Franciscan 33% Ministries


 Contact Us (727) 812-4952

PO Box 2252 Dunedin, FL 34697-2252


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Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative

The Collaborative gratefully acknowledges and recognizes all of our members, partners, volunteers, Board members, and financial supporters

Board Members Lynda Leedy Clint Shouppe Megan McGee

Ariel Landry Leah Barber-Heinz Alicia Best

Bethany Linderman Leah Millette Liana Dean

Staff Members Carrie Y. Hepburn, Executive Director Lori James, Operations & Partnerships Manager Marissa Davis, CLCI Program Coordinator Jerry Thomas, Program Associate

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