Edition Information: Volume 3, Issue 4, 2016

Thank you for reading HealthStreet's Monthly Newsletter. Included are articles that

keep you up-to-date with HealthStreet's events! 

Visit Our Website: MyHealthStreet.org

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:

 

107 NEW HealthStreet Members

308 NEW Navigations to UF Research

148 NEW Enrollments to UF Research

69   Blood Pressure Screenings

6     Screenings For HIV

 

7,407 Total HealthStreet Members   

***Numbers reflect data collected between 2/19/2015 and 3/18/2016***

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Hypertension Facts: HealthStreet Members

35% prevalence of hypertension  

39% vs 26% rate in unemployed vs employed

31% vs 38% uninsured vs insured (really? Are you sure?)

2,588 number of HealthStreet members reporting Hypertension

93% percent of members interested in health research

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Brain Study at HealthStreet

HealthStreet is recruiting for a study at the UF Institute of Aging that seeks to understand changes that occur in brain structure and function following bariatric surgery for weight loss. “HealthStreet has been a wonderful resource in helping to recruit a diverse participant population.” - Christa Ochoa, study coordinator.

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I Am HealthStreet:

Kenya

Kenya has been a member with HealthStreet since the program came to the University of Florida in 2011. Through HealthStreet, she has been able to relay health educational messages to her family and has enrolled in health research studies that along the way have taught her healthy eating habits and how to self-monitor her blood pressure. 

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HealthStreet Partners with UF Center for Arts in Medicine to Find Creative Ways to Engage People in Health Research

HealthStreet and the UF Center for Arts in Medicine are collaborating again, this time bringing the arts to people where they are in the community. See if our workshops are coming to a clinic, library or community center near you! A HealthStreet Community Health Worker will be present to talk with you about opportunities to participate in health research studies relevant to your needs!

Click to see times and dates here.

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5th National Our Community, Our Health on Lung Cancer

5th National Our Community, Our Health on Lung Cancer

 

Join the national conversation about lung cancer research!

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Healthstreet Now Hosts Tranquility the Fourth Monday of Every Month!

HealthStreet Hosts Tranquility to Discuss Health Research and Health Care for LGBTQA+ Community!

HealthStreet is a place for LGBTQA+ people and their families to share and explore ideas for improved access to health care and having their voices heard in health research opportunities. 

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UF HealthStreet To Host Free Therapy Night!

HealthStreet to Engage People About Health Research at 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. Interested in participating in health research while you're with us? Talk to a HealthStreet Community Health Worker about opportunities to participate in health research studies relevant to your needs! 

Please read for more information here

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HealthStreet's 4th Annual Student Art Contest a Success

HealthStreet's 4th Annual Student Art Contest a Success

Families from all over the community came to celebrate their children's imagining of a healthier world and of a healthier Alachua County! Lakeisha Hood, the new Director of the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was the event's special guest.  

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HealthStreet Is Accepting Summer Intern and Volunteer Applications

HealthStreet is looking for determined, passionate and energetic students to intern or volunteer with our program for different community engagement positions and projects.

Learn more about our intern and volunteer opportunities here!

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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 April calendar

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Resources 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! 

Pictured:  Interactive Games to Increase Older Adults' Sense of Social Connectedness.

Learn how HealthStreet can help your study

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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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