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Impacting our Community

Tanner Health System is a nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve — not to generate revenues for shareholders.

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UWG Community Wellness

The University of West Georgia Health and Community Wellness Program connects university students with volunteer opportunities for health and wellness outreach throughout west Georgia. 

The program provides students with real-world experiences focused on serving others, so they can make a positive impact in their communities. These experiences prepare them to take on professional roles in hospitals, schools, fitness centers and many other community health facilities.

Learning through Service

Since the program began, participating students have contributed over 2,000 hours of service for numerous Get Healthy, Live Well initiatives, including:

  • Cooking Matters
  • Get Healthy Kids
  • Faith-Based Health and Wellness Activities
  • Kids Health Exhibit
  • Move It Mondays
  • Nutrition Education
  • Photovoice
  • Pop-Up Grocery Store Tours
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Learn More

Read more about how University of West Georgia is advancing health and wellness in west Georgia.

 

Events

Food As Medicine for Diabetes
Food As Medicine for Diabetes

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Carb Counting - Webinar
Carb Counting - Webinar

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Blogs

5 Tips to Quit Smoking: The Right Way
5 Tips to Quit Smoking: The Right Way

We all know what smoking does to our health, but it’s hard to break the addiction. Here are five tips to help you quit smoking for good!

A More Effective, Precise and Comfortable Prostate Biopsy
A More Effective, Precise and Comfortable Prostate Biopsy

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. Finding it just got faster and easier for Tanner patients with the introduction of the latest screening technology — targeted fusion biopsy — at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton.

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