April 17, 2020 | Issue 10

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Dear HealthStreet Members,

This is our tenth newsletter supplement focused on helping you navigate resources for COVID-19. In this issue, we are focusing on:

• Resources for Older Adults,

• April 20th One Health COVID-19 Update Webinar,

• Health Research Opportunities,

• April 29th Our Community, Our Health Virtual Town Hall on Autism Research,

• Reconnecting through sharing your experiences with our team,

• Updated HealthStreet drive-up hours for clothing, toiletry, food and naloxone items

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Clothing, Toiletry, Food and Naloxone Drive-Up Hours

NEW INITIATIVE! Food Security For Families
We have paired up with Working Food to provide meals for families who call HealthStreet at
(352) 294-4880 to reserve their box. 

Each box includes:

• perishable chef prepared meals with farm-fresh ingredients

• serves four to five people

• can be frozen to last longer!

When? Wednesday, April 22nd, 1-4PM

Where? HealthStreet Parking Lot, 

2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

We will be updating these hours weekly, as they will vary based on staff availability.

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Resources for Older Adults

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Monday, April 20th, 2020

COVID-19 Update Webinar

Speakers: 

• Dr. Ilaria Capua, Director of the One Health Center

• Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Epidemiology

Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom Meetings
Zoom Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96654185125

The room will cap at 300 participants, but One Health will post the recording no later than the following day on their website. Our HealthStreet team will also include a link on our COVID-19 Resource Page.

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Participate in Health Research!

The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida is recruiting for the following studies:

Adults 18 and older to participate in online interviews about cocaine, marijuana and alcohol use.

Your name and data will be kept confidential. Compensation provided.

Who can participate?

• Adults 18 – 65 years old

• Used cocaine in the past 30 days

• Used alcohol or marijuana in the past 30 days

• Have access to a phone, computer or table for online interviews

Additional criteria may apply. 

What is involved?

• First, call 352-246-5913 to talk to the study team and see if you qualify

• If you qualify, you will be asked to do Zoom interviews with our study staff on your drug and alcohol use

• At the end of each interview, you will receive a $25 gift card

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Adults 65-89 years old to participate in a phone screening to determine eligibility for brain and memory improvement study.

Who can participate?

• Adults 65-89 years old

• Healthy

• Willing to participate in an MRI

Additional criteria may apply. 

Please call 352-246-5913 to talk to the study team and see if you qualify.

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This community action survey is intended for Florida residents to anonymously answer a brief series of questions which the Department will use to help inform and improve the state’s response to COVID-19. The average time to complete the survey is two minutes.

Please take the survey at www.strongerthanc19.com

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Our Community, Our Health Virtual Town Hall

We invite you to join our panel of scientists as we discuss new progress in autism research, clinical interventions, and innovative community engagement within the discipline.

RSVP now to attend online via Zoom. Please share this invitation with your friends and colleagues!

Time: 5:15-6:15 PM EDT / 4:14-5:15 PM CDT
Location: Online via Zoom Meetings
RSVP: https://bit.ly/AutismRSVP
Zoom Meeting: https://uflphi.zoom.us/j/661281739
Meeting ID: 661-281-739

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How Are You Holding Up?

HealthStreet wants to hear about how you are doing during COVID-19. To make it easy, we have started some sentences for you to complete!

• I am running out of ____________.

• If I could get out I would go to ____________.

• COVID is going to permanently change the way I ____________.

• I saw something that really made me happy. It was: ____________.

Send us your first name (or initials/alias), city and the stories and perspectives you wish to share by email healthstreet@ufl.edu or by calling us 352-294-4880We look forward to hearing from you!

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Clothing, Toiletry, Food and Naloxone Drive-Up Hours

Clothing and Toiletry Necessities
We want to ensure you have the items necessary to maintain good personal health and hygiene. 

Free Naloxone To Save Lives
We remain committed to providing this powerful medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose.

NEW INITIATIVE! Food Security For Families
We have paired up with Working Food to provide meals for families who call HealthStreet at
(352) 294-4880 to reserve their box.

Each box includes:

• perishable chef prepared meals with farm-fresh ingredients

• serves four to five people

• can be frozen to last longer!

When? Wednesday, April 22nd, 1-4PM

Where? HealthStreet Parking Lot, 

2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608

We will be updating these hours weekly, as they will vary based on staff availability.

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Flatten the Curve

Stay Home, Stay Connected, Stay Informed

Please continue to visit the official CDC COVID-19 webpage for updated information to protect you and your family. We continue to update the HealthStreet COVID-19 resource page with local and online resources, seminars, news articles, and activities for children.

View the most recent One Health Seminars on COVID-19. The two professionals featured have years of public health experience; in fact, Dr. Rasmussen is the former CDC Director of Public Health Preparedness. Watch now:
Seminar 1: COVID-19 Update
Seminar 2: COVID-19 Update
Seminar 3: COVID-19 Update
Seminar 4: COVID-19 Update
Seminar 5: COVID-19 Update

We remain committed to you! Keep in touch via TwitterFacebook, call (352-294-4880), or email (healthstreet@ufl.edu).

Please visit our calendar and website for updated information, guidance, and resources.

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View our Calendar!


Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, classes, support groups, and events that aim to improve the community's health! 

 

Click here to see our April calendar

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HealthStreet Services

HealthStreet is a community engagement program that connects community members to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida. By completing a health assessment with one of our Community Health Workers, we can provide you with information about low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, and a clothing closet and toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member! 

Learn More about HealthStreet

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Would you like to help HealthStreet build community, support students, and continue its groundbreaking research?


Make a gift of any amount

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Or visit us at MyHealthStreet.org

 

HealthStreet at the University of Florida

Phone: (352) 294-4880

2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

 

Questions? Please contact: 

Jordan Laib
Communications Assistant | HealthStreet at the University of Florida
College of Public Health and Health Professions | College of Medicine
jordanlaib@ufl.edu | (352) 294-4871

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