Tampa Bay

Florida

Addressing loneliness and social isolation in older adults

The Tampa Bay Bold Goal Health Collaborative has been focused on addressing the behavioral health needs of the community. In addition, they are working to improve access to healthy food as well as well as help alleviate loneliness and social isolation among seniors. Their work with the Hunger Action Alliance and Papa is helping Tampa Bay understand the links between aging and social determinants of health. They have also engaged faith-based organizations, academic institutions and mental health professionals to co-create solutions around the rising prevalence of substance abuse and opioid addiction throughout the community.

Tampa Bay at a glance

Our Focus

  • Opioid addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Loneliness and social isolation
  • Food insecurity

Barriers to Health

  • Food insecurity
  • Behavioral health
  • Opioid/substance abuse
  • Loneliness and social isolation

Working Committees

  • Mental Health Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Community Resources Committee
  • -3.8%

    reduction in unhealthy days in Tampa Bay

  • 8.4%

    of Humana Medicare Advantage members in Tampa Bay report depression

  • 1 in 7

    people served by Feeding Tampa Bay struggle with hunger