Companies throughout the Tampa Bay area are teaming up with Moffitt Health Equity Partners (MHEP), an initiative of the George Edgecomb Society, which works with organizations to improve health equity in the Tampa Bay area.
MHEP launched this fall at a special event on Moffitt's Magnolia Campus with representatives of several businesses who are funding improvements in health care access, research and cancer health education in underserved communities.
"The launch of Moffitt Health Equity Partners generated an enthusiastic community response from business leaders committed to health equity," said Lorrin Rucker, associate director of health equity and of the George Edgecomb Society. "We look forward to building meaningful collaborations with more Tampa Bay leaders in support of our underserved communities."
Partners include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Horus Construction, BMW Sarasota, Victor Young Enterprises, Subaru of Fort Myers, Fifth Third Bank, the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Copperhead Charities and the Hill Ward Henderson law firm.
"Fifth Third Bank is investing in Moffitt Health Equity Partners to give people in underserved communities access to regular cancer screenings that can save lives," said Cary Putrino, regional president for Fifth Third Bank. "This partnership with Moffitt reflects our commitment to strengthen communities in Tampa Bay and beyond."
MHEP has been covered by Bay News 9 and Becker's Hospital Review.
For more information, email Lorrin.Rucker@Moffitt.org or call 813-745-4017.