HealthStreet October Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 8, 2018

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November 29, 2018 Self-Advocacy Skills for People with Diabetes - Town hall discussion; 6-7 p.m. EDT; Livestream:; RSVP:

Save the Date! Nov 29th: OCOH Town Hall on Self-Advocacy Skills for People with Diabetes

Join us for the next Our Community, Our Health town hall to discuss the ups and downs of navigating the health care system and how…READ MORE »

Pictured in this collage are performers from the 2018 Night of Dance including, Next Generation from Pofahl Dance Studio, Allied Capoeira League Gainesville, Manisha Ranade's classical Indian dance group, Extreme Dance Company at UF

In Case You Missed It: UF Healthstreet's 3rd Annual Night of Dance

HealthStreet’s third annual Night of Dance brought together a cross-section of Gainesville’s diverse communities for a night that was part dance party, part health fair, all fun! The night began with…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 October calendar 

The Pink Pumpkin Pedal Off at the University of Florida

Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Gainesville, FL

Outside of certain forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. But researchers are continually finding new, improved treatments that help people with breast cancer live longer. Much of this research takes place here, at the University of Florida…READ MORE »


Did you know?

Our cancer cohort has over 900 people.

HealthStreet provides support groups and other resources for people who have been diagnosed with cancer, including opportunities to participate in health research.

If you're interested in joining our cohort, call us at (352) 294-4880. 


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 are a few studies in which you might be interested:

  1. A study to examine the effects of brain stimulation and brain training on thinking and memory improvement.
  2. A study that compares different types of mobile technology for their effects on alcohol drinking and ratings of how much young adults like this technology and how useful they think it is.

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 on weight loss interventions for overweight women diagnosed with HER-2 negative, stage II and III breast cancer.
  2.  A study that tests an intervention using virtual human technology (VHT) to improve communication with patients about colorectal cancer (CRC) and increase CRC screening.

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

If you are interested in hearing more about these and other studies, please contact HealthStreet at 352-294-4880.


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 with information about 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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