Edition Information: Volume 3, Issue 1, 2016

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:


118 NEW HealthStreet Members

255 NEW Navigations to UF Research

52   NEW Enrollments to UF Research

137 Blood Pressure Screenings

6     Screenings For HIV


7,300 Total HealthStreet Members   

***Numbers reflect data collected between 12/19/2015 and 1/18/2016***


Health in Our Community: Dental

• 16% of HealthStreet members reported they are currently concerned about dental health

• Higher rate in Jacksonville than other areas of North Central Florida (22% vs 14%)

• Higher rate among uninsured versus insured (23% vs 12%)

• No major differences by race/ethnicity

• College of Dentistry: there are 1,100 community members with concerns about dental problems; 93% of our members are interested in participating in health research!


UF HealthStreet Visits Florida Capitol to Showcase Program Expansion to 17 Counties

As part of the annual Gator Day celebration in Tallahassee, HealthStreet Manager Vicki Piazza and the HealthStreet team showcased its expansion to President Kent Fuchs, UF College of Medicine Dean Michael L. Good and other community leaders from across the state.


UF HealthStreet to Host Smoking Cessation Class

The Area Health Education Center (AHEC)  at the University of Florida is hosting IQuit: a free tobacco cessation class. The class will be held on March 23, 2016,  4-6 pm. Please read for more information here.

UF HealthStreet To Host Free Therapy Night!

UF HealthStreet to Host Free Therapy Night!

Beginning April 11, HealthStreet will host Free Therapy Night, a program in the UF Equal Access Clinic Network that provides free short-term individual mental health counseling to anyone who is otherwise unable to afford mental health services.

Please read for more information here


Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Features HealthStreet for Bringing Diversity to Cancer Research

Read the full feature here.


UF American College of Clinical Pharmacy Partners with HealthStreet to Host First Annual Community Health Fair on April 1st

More than 12 organizations will provide health screenings, counseling, education and fun activities for families in Alachua County. Learn more about this fun event here.


HealthStreet's Founding Director Presented: “Community Health Needs Assessment: 4 Years of Community Engaged Research”

HealthStreet’s Founding Director,Linda Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE,  spoke about the HealthStreet program and community engagement as part of the UF CTSI Seminar Series. View the presentation here.


HealthStreet to Host UF Research Coordinator Event

UF Research Coordinators’ Consortium will host “Strategies for Successful Recruitment” at HealthStreet’s facility to discuss helpful strategies for recruiting to research studies at the University of Florida. Register here.


HealthStreet Participated in UF College of Medicine Celebration of Research

HealthStreet Manager Vicki Piazza and Research Study Navigator Lauren Light showcased HealthStreet’s contribution to health research in addition to the opportunities and services the program provides to UF researchers.

Read more about our resources for researchers here.


HealthStreet Gets Creative with the Community's Health for 352Creates

HealthStreet Gets Creative with the Community's Health for 352Creates

UF HealthStreet partnered with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine to join the fun surrounding the 352 Creates movement in Alachua County to create a healthier community through the arts on Feb. 26. See some of the pictures from the event here


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 March calendar


Information for Researchers

HealthStreet offers great services to UF investigators. Community Health Workers meet community members in the field and link them to studies through the coordinator. We also routinely check our population database for persons who may fit eligibility criteria for UF studies.  Find out what HealthStreet can do for your research study! 

Learn how HealthStreet can help your study


About HealthStreet


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

Learn more about HealthStreet


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Take WellFlorida Council's Alachua County Community Health Survey

HealthStreet was asked to share this information with you regarding a survey that WellFlorida Council of Alachua County is doing on health. For more information, call or email Lindsey Redding at lredding@wellflorida.org or (352) 313-6500, ext. 110.

Click to complete the survey here.