Creating a healthier community

At USF Health, we are strongly connected to both the local and global communities and are passionate about enriching the lives of Tampa Bay and beyond through better health. We are committed to engagement initiatives that transform the way healthcare is understood, taught and delivered, which in turn, strengthens our community.

We are transforming health care in the Tampa Bay community, by:

  • Researchers, designers and leaders from across the university are working together to find a cure for diabetes. USF has become the country’s epicenter for Type 1 diabetes research.

  • USF Health students from all colleges opened the BRIDGE clinic, a student-directed clinic for uninsured adults.

  • USF Health is creating new partnerships with hospitals to build nationally recognized medical services. USF Health’s hospital partners have been ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.

  • USF Health launched two centers for advanced healthcare, built from the ground up around quality, service, technology and superior education.

Watch this award-winning podcast, “Straight Talk with Dr. D.”

It captures the core value of USF Health: To see health as a spectrum that crosses all our colleges and disciplines, from the environment, to government policy, to community and family health, to wellness, to emergency, acute, chronic and end of life care. The messages contained within the podcast reflect that core value.

What motivates you? from USF Health, Univ. of South Fl on Vimeo.

Our Community Partners

USF Area Health Education CenterWe inspire, train, recruit and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in communities where the need is greatest. Healthy Start: Chiles Center The Chiles Center is dedicated to determining the most effective strategies, programs and systems for reducing illness and death among mothers, their infants and young children.
USF Health Service CorpsOur student group enables USF Health students in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Physical Therapy to participate in health-related community service activities together.
Ronald McDonald Care MobileHillsborough County School Board awards USF Health Pediatrics

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USF Area Health Education CenterWe believe a healthy community is a prosperous community, in the heart of the University Area Community Centers for Advanced Healthcare We are committed to bringing USF Health’s extensive expertise in research, education and healthcare to you — in one of our Advanced Healthcare Centers in Tampa.
USF Health Diabetes CenterAlready a national leader in epidemiological research to understand and prevent diabetes, USF is working to dramatically increase its clinical research, expand its diabetes education program, and establish a comprehensive center

For questions please contact:

Hiram Green
USF Health | Director of Community Engagement
Office: (813) 974-1571 • email: