Edition Information: Volume 3, Issue 7, 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

---

     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:

 

85 NEW HealthStreet Members 

173 NEW Navigations to UF Research

25 NEW Enrollments to UF Research

75 Blood Pressure Screenings

Screenings For HIV

 

7,767 Total HealthStreet Members   

***Numbers reflect data collected between 5/19/2016 and 6/18/2016*** 

---

Hypertension Facts: HealthStreet Members

35% prevalence of hypertension

39% vs 26% rate in unemployed vs. employed

31% vs 38% uninsured vs insured

2,708 number of HealthStreet members reporting hypertension

93% -- members interested in health research

---

Join Us July 19! Our Community, Our Health:

Nurses: Changing the Face of Health Care

HealthStreet and the University of Florida College of Nursing are hosting the 8th national Our Community, Our Health event (OCOH) to discuss roles of nurses in changing the face of our community health care.

READ MORE »

---

Read More About How HealthStreet Is Making a Healthier Community

HealthStreet was the featured cover story for UF Health's The POST.

READ MORE »

---

Linda Fuchs Visited HealthStreet!

First Lady Linda Fuchs, wife of University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs, toured HealthStreet to learn about our community-engaged research efforts. She discussed with HealthStreet leadership a collaboration between our program and an emerging initiative she is leading that mentors at-risk youth in our community. Go Gators and go health research! 

---
HealthStreet Featured in WCJB-TV 20 "Your Health" Segment

HealthStreet Featured in WCJB-TV 20 "Your Health" Segment

View the HealthStreet feature as seen on TV-20 to see how we are bridging gaps in health care and health research. 

READ MORE »

---
Out in Our Community: Pleasant Street

Out in Our Community: Pleasant Street

Read how HealthStreet shared with downtown residents information about medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida!

READ MORE »

---

Would you like to help HealthStreet build community, support students and continue its groundbreaking research?

Volunteer your time and talent.

Make a gift of any amount.

Join the conversation at Our Community Our Health

---

 

The goal of the HealthStreet Cancer Research Outreach program is to increase enrollment and diversity in cancer research studies -- called clinical trials. We want to make access to studies easy and personalized. Once you are a member of HealthStreet, we match and discuss with you the studies that suit your interests and needs, and connect you directly to the research coordinator.

We also have reliable, state of the art cancer and general health resources available at our facility with staff to assist you.

Contact Cheri Knecht, (352-294-4882) for assistance with resources, clinical trials information or other cancer related concerns.

---

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 July calendar

---

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:  Participants in the Interactive Games to Increase Older Adults' Sense of Social Connectedness Study. The private investigator for the study was Yu-Hao Lee, PhD. Study coordinators were doctoral students Min Xiao and Robert Wells.

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 many 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. 

Learn more about HealthStreet

---

Connect With Us On Social Media!

---