On February 24th, over 200 leaders came together for a regional community forum to begin setting the vision and agenda for a healthy Tampa Bay in the next 50 years. At that event, leaders began defining principles that will guide our region’s health improvement efforts and determine ways we can collaborate at a regional level to make it happen.
A great foundation was set, but there is still a tremendous amount of work ahead of us. We are continuing to receive input and prioritizing the principles within each of the eight counties through smaller forums each county is hosting. For more information, visit www.HealthyTampaBay.com.
As announced at the Forum, to jump start the Tampa Bay region in becoming a healthier community, we have challenged the region to walk the distance to the moon. We know that simple lifestyle changes, like walking 30 minutes a day, can make a positive difference in the health and wellness of the community. For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.HealthyTampaBay.com.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, as this event would not have been possible without their support!
All Children's Hospital
United Way of Tampa Bay
WUSF Public Media
Healthy Communities Assessment
How healthy is the Tampa Bay community? How does it compare to Florida as a whole and to national benchmarks? What community health improvement activities are occurring in the region?
ONE BAY announces the release of How Healthy is Tampa Bay? An Assessment of Our Region’s Health, an inaugural step in the regional initiative known as ONE BAY: Healthy Communities.
The comprehensive report is the first to evaluate regional health outcomes, providing a benchmark for the health of the eight county Tampa Bay region, how it stacks up to state and national levels, and where it is meeting or exceeding targets.
For each of the eight counties in the Tampa Bay region, data was collected for 60 indictors in five areas: economy/demographics, health outcomes, health behaviors, health-related behavior, health systems and access, and environmental health.
“Tampa Bay is failing in some key areas of health, and that comes at a great cost to our personal and economic prosperity,” said Stuart Rogel, President of the Tampa Bay Partnership. “At the same time, this region has tremendous assets and is coming together to create a shared vision for Tampa Bay to improve health outcomes.”
- "How Healthy is Tampa Bay: An Assessment of Our Region's Health"
- Full Report
- Full Report - lores version
Report by Sections
- Welcome & Introduction
- About the Tampa Bay Region
- Health Outcomes
- Health-Related Behaviors
- Health Systems & Access
- Environmental Health
- Community Assessment
- Goals, Methodology & Health Indicators
- Next Steps
- News Release, April 6, 2011
- Fact Sheet - Report's Key Findings
- Fact Sheet - About the Healthy Communities Initiative
- Report Data Tables
- Employer Survey
News Articles About Healthy Communities Report:
About ONE BAY: Healthy CommunitiesStarted in 2010, the ONE BAY: Healthy Communities initiative convened a diverse steering group of stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors and challenged them to find ways for the region to work together to achieve more positive health outcomes. It is part of the ONE BAY regional visioning effort developed through the Tampa Bay Partnership Regional Research & Education Foundation.
"Study: Manatee Residents Among the Healthiest"
Bradenton Herald, April 6, 2011
"Tampa Area Faces Health Challenges in Obesity, Diabetes"
Tampa Bay Business Journal, April 6, 2011
The first goal was to establish baseline data to help the community understand how healthy the Tampa Bay region is compared to the state and nation. The next steps are to make this information publicly available on the web, begin connecting the region’s resources, and engage the public in a highly visible effort to create a shared long-term vision for the region’s health.
ONE BAY: Healthy Communities Chair:Steve Mason, BayCare Health System
The Advisory Board includes a diverse group of regional leaders from the public, private and civic sectors.
Download the Committee list
Project Manager:Lynda Leedy, JD