Welcome to HealthStreet

Did you know? Less than 2 percent of the population participates in health research.

HealthStreet Gives People a Voice in Health Research


Smiling HealthStreet employees welcome you to the HealthStreet table during the annual Night of Dance.
Welcome to HealthStreet. | Photo by Suzanna Mars for Gainesville Magazine

Women, older adults, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, and rural populations are often underrepresented in research, leading to findings that do not account for everyone.


HealthStreet was created to reduce disparities in health research. We aim to do this by including all the populations that make up our diverse community in the health research process.

This results in a cohort of research participants that are an accurate reflection of our community, and research findings that can be applied to the greatest number of people.


HealthStreet is a community engagement program at the University of Florida with a mission to improve the health of our community by bridging gaps in healthcare and health research.


Using our four aims—Assessment, Service, Education, and Community—HealthStreet is able to provide people with a voice in research and the ability to take part in their community’s health.

Whether you’re a community member, a researcher, or an organization, HealthStreet is here for you.


Learn more about how our Community Health Workers bridge the gap between community members and the resources available to them, including medical and social services, and opportunities to participate in research

Community Groups

Educational & Networking

Cancer Connections

Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m, on the fourth Wednesday of each month (this may vary).

Cancer Connections

Veterans Support Group

Back on Track

Meets at HealthStreet every Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Back on Track Veterans support group

Cancer Support

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Meets quarterly on Thursdays at 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bladder Cancer Support Group

Community Art Workshop

AnARTists

Meets at HealthStreet on the first Tuesday of each month

AnArtists

COMMUNITY Events

HealthStreet Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Jan 17

  2. Jan 18

  3. Jan 20

  4. Jan 21

  5. Jan 22

Recent News

Naloxone Saves Lives HealthStreet Effort

The UF Healthstreet Overdose Prevention and Education initiative, sponsored by the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health of the Florida…

Naloxone saves lives event

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On Thursday, December 5th, the University Of Florida Office Of Sustainability hosted the 2019 Fall Collection Day. This event was an easy and…

clothing and toiletry

HealthStreet Spotlight: Beatrice Dorestil, MPH

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Beatrice Dorestil, MPH as the new Director of Operations for UF HealthStreet. Beatrice earned her…

HealthStreet Spotlight

Community Health Needs Assessment

HealthStreet Community Health Needs Assessment Prepared by: Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health and Health Professions & College of Medicine University of Florida Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH Email: lbcottler@ufl.edu Phone: (352) 273-5468 Through June 2019

Q2 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Community Health Needs Assessment

HealthStreet Community Health Needs Assessment- Cancer Addendum Prepared by: Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health and Health Professions & College of Medicine University of Florida Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH Email: lbcottler@ufl.edu Phone: (352) 273-5468 Through June 2019

Q2 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment: Cancer Addendum

Cancer Report

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