HealthStreet November Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 9, 2018

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Nov. 29th: Diabetes - The Hidden Epidemic

Join us for an Our Community, Our Health town hall meeting where we'll discuss the diabetes epidemic, the rising cost of insulin, and what the latest research has…READ MORE »

HealthStreet is 7! Celebrate with us Monday, December 3rd all around Gainesville!

Bringing HealthStreet's 7th Birthday Celebration to You!

The HealthStreet Team is excited to be celebrating seven years in Gainesville! On Dec. 3rd, our community health workers, volunteers, and staff will be performing "Pop-Up" stops all around town to raise awareness about HealthStreet and our aim to improve the health of our community. In line with our mission to bridge gaps in health care and health research, our staff will provide health…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 November calendar 

Injection (SC) Interferons Rebif® Avonex® Betaseron® Plegridy® Extavia® Glatirmer Acetate Copaxone® Glatopa Pills (PO) Fingolimod Gilenya® Dimethyl Fumerate Tecfidera® Teriflunomide Aubagio® Infusion (IV) Natalizumab Tysabri® Alemtuzumab Lemtrada® Ocrelizumab Ocrevus®

In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Multiple Sclerosis: Advances in Care and Treatment"

UF HealthStreet hosted a town hall on the advances in care and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease which affects an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide...READ MORE »

Stay posted to our Facebook as we foster connection with our community surrounding World AIDS Day @UFHealthStreet

Did you know?

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

Our survivor cohort has over 900 people. If you're interested in joining, 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 enrolling volunteers with certain health conditions, but others need healthy volunteers to enroll.

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

Here are a few studies that you can participate in now:

  1. A study to examine the beliefs of caregivers of children with asthma (open to parents and caregivers with children 0- to 17-years-old), and
  2. A study that examines the impact of breastfeeding on the infant gut microbiome and pediatric obesity. 

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

Here is one of the studies we are currently recruiting for:

  1. A study that examines if the study drug, Niraparib, works against advanced stage neoplastic cancers.

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, and a clothing closet and toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member. 

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