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Food as Medicine: Reimagining Health Care With a Food Prescription | Rachel Bozich


TampaWell, activated by Tampa General Hospital, is an innovative health and wellness initiative that is empowering communities and transforming lives in East Tampa through a community garden and food pharmacy. This initiative aims to increase community members' consumption of fruits and vegetables, increase household food security, reduce health care provider usage and associated costs, and reduce instances of diabetes, hypertension and obesity. The TampaWell Community Garden and Food Pharmacy has provided a platform to fight food insecurity and educate current and future generations on the importance of healthy eating for their overall well-being. Through collaboration with the City of Tampa and a host of community partners, TampaWell is promoting preventative health to reduce chronic disease and repeated hospitalizations as well as supporting the city’s most at-risk residents by addressing the underlying social factors that impact health. The team behind TampaWell share lessons learned from this innovative and bold endeavor as well as the positive impact on the health of this underserved community.

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  1. define food insecurity and ways to screen for it.
  2. formulate ways to win leadership and physician buy-in by finding and engaging internal champions.
  3. assess how to build a broad coalition to address social determinants of health and achieve sustainable change.

NOTE: "Registration" for individual sessions is not required. Once onsite, you may attend any sessions on the day(s) for which you are


  • Rachel Bozich, MHA, MS, CWP, LSSGB

    Rachel Bozich is a Project Manager at Tampa General Hospital where she has led the development of TampaWell by activating communities through an ecosystem that empowers mobility, mindfulness, and care. She has a master's degree from the University of Tampa in Exercise and Nutrition Science and a master’s degree in health administration from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel is a Certified Wellness Practitioner from the National Wellness Institute, is a certified personal trainer, and has earned her Exercise is Medicine credentials through the American College of Sports Medicine. She serves on the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Clinical Practice and Quality Committee, Physical Activity Alliance's Cornerstone Group and the Wellness Council of Tampa Bay Steering Committee.

August 27, 2024
Tue 11:00 AM CDT
In-person Individual session registration NOT required

Duration 1H 15M

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