HealthStreet September Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 7, 2018

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OCOH Panel September 2018 Multiple Sclerosis; Lilyana Amezcua, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, USC; MODERATOR: Tirisham Gyang, MD, MS Division Chief, Neurology, UF ; Brad E. Hoffman, PhD, Cellular Immunologist & Associate Professor, UF ; Sarah Kurtz, MPA, Manager, Provider Engagement NMSS

OCOH September 27, 2018 “Multiple Sclerosis: Advances in Care and Treatment”

Join us for the 20th national Our Community, Our Health to discuss advances in the care and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)...READ MORE »

several performers from 2017 night of dance

Last Call for Exhibitors, Performers and Vendors for this Year's Night of Dance!

Part Dance Party, Part Health Fair, All Fun! Night of Dance is Saturday, October 13th, from 4-7 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville...READ MORE »


For More HealthStreet Events, Click on Our Calendar!

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker outreach efforts, classes, support groups, and events that aim to better the community's health! 

Click here to see our September calendar 

The word "Cancer" is written in a newspaper and being magnified with a magnifying glass

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: September 26

Mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity, and heart, takes the lives of 2,500 Americans each year...READ MORE »

Audience and panelists at a Town hall at Healthstreet

In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Pesticides and Health: What We Need to Know”

On August 29, 2018, HealthStreet hosted the 19th national Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) town hall...READ MORE »


Interested in participating in research?

UF researchers conduct many different kinds of research studies, including clinical trials. Some studies focus on certain health conditions, but others enroll healthy volunteers.

HealthStreet is currently navigating people to many of these studies, some of which can be completed in minutes. 

Here is one such study in which you might be interested:

  1. A study to examine the effects of brain stimulation and brain training on thinking and memory improvement.

Call or come by for more information about this study or to learn about other opportunities to participate in improving the health of our community (352-294-4880).

HealthStreet’s Cancer Research Engagement Program also provides numerous opportunities for community members to participate in health research at the University of Florida. 

These are a few of the studies we are currently recruiting for:

  1. A study that tests an intervention using virtual human technology (VH) to improve communication with patients about colorectal cancer (CRC) and increase CRC screening.
  2. A study that tests the efficacy of a computerized stress reduction program along with guided audio-visual exercises on the reduction of stress and pain in people who have Sickle Cell or cancer.
  3. A study that compares the effects of different weight-loss strategies on women diagnosed with HER-2 negative, stage II and III breast cancer who fall within the overweight and obese range (BMI 27 kg/m2 - ≥30kg/m2).

If you are interested in hearing more about these and other studies, please contact Teina Phillips at 352-294-4884.

Visit our Cancer Research Engagement Program web page HERE  for health education and medical and social resources devoted to cancer.


UF HealthStreet's Community Health Workers (CHWs) conduct community outreach every day in order to recruit new HealthStreet members and link them to University of Florida research studies. We regularly check our member database (10,350+ and growing) for members who may be eligible to participate in studies.

Learn how HealthStreet can help your study


About HealthStreet

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 many low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, a clothing closet, and a toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member. 

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