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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.

 

Blogs

Helping Loved Ones Resistant to Hospice Care
Helping Loved Ones Resistant to Hospice Care

Having a loved one nearing the end of life can be a difficult time for both the patient and their family members. Oftentimes, hospice care is recommended as a way to provide comfort and support during this difficult transition. However, some loved ones may be resistant to hospice care and may not understand the benefits it can provide. By understanding their fears and concerns, answering their questions and more, families can help their loved ones receive the care they need.

Winter Sports Injury? Here’s What to Do
Winter Sports Injury? Here’s What to Do

Maybe your child slips at the ice rink or your teen crashes into another basketball player. Or, you have a hard spill while hiking or hitting the slopes. All it takes is one wrong move for a winter sports injury. While it’s the same for any season, winter does put us at higher risk for injury.

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