Edition Information: Volume 3, Issue 10, 2016

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:


27 NEW HealthStreet Members 

39 NEW Navigations to UF Research

3   NEW Enrollments to UF Research

4   Blood Pressure Screenings



7,945 Total HealthStreet Members   

***Numbers reflect data collected between 8/18/2016 and 9/17/2016*** 


New Health Research Study Measures Effect of Mental Health on the Body

“The goal of the research is to develop an understanding of the physiology of mental disorders ... HealthStreet significantly aided our efforts, as they have wide contact with the public of Alachua County, helping us recruit the broad range of participant required for our research,”- Principal Investigator, Peter J. Lang, Ph.D., a graduate research professor in the department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida



HealthStreet: A Successful Model 

On September 9, 2016, the Research Participant Community Partnership Core of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research  held a conference, “Research Participant Recruitment & Retention: What is Working Across the Nation?” HealthStreet's poster was presented by Lauren Light, our study navigator.

She shared with research professionals our best practices and innovative strategies for engaging the community in health research.” This is great visibility for HealthStreet and we thank the UF CTSI for its support.


HealthStreet JAX turns 3!

Since October 2013, HealthStreet JAX engaged more than 2,600 community members in Duval county to participate in health research. The team, coordinated by Dr. Fern Webb, has partnered with more than 50 community organizations and numerous research principal investigators  to expand recruitment efforts. 

To see how our Jacksonville Community Health Workers (CHW) can recruit for your study, please contact Dr. Fern Webb at (904) 383-1998.


HealthStreet Links Community to Health Research

By building relationships between our Community Health Workers (CHW) and community members, we are creating trust in health research! As of October 2016, we have navigated HealthStreet members 7,588 times to health research at the University of Florida!


HealthStreet's Healthy Halloween Tips & Recipe

With Halloween coming up, the days are getting shorter, houses are starting to look spookier, and candy is filling the aisles of supermarkets. Before you reach for those “buy one, get one” chocolate bar packs, consider the potential health risks of consuming too much refined sugar.



Visit our new Cancer Research Engagement Program web page HERE to learn about research opportunities, health education and medical and social resources all devoted to cancer!

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

HealthStreet Cancer Corner Testimonial

"I’ve been a member of HealthStreet for several months. I was fortunate to be called and asked to take part in a breast cancer study that would provide free scans to look for breast cancer recurrence. As a triple negative breast cancer survivor, recurrence is often on my mind. Taking part in the study gave me peace of mind with the scans all being clear, and the chance to help our UF researchers!"

Terry Weber

HealthStreet Member

Health Research Dissemination at HealthStreet

Dr. Jonathan Licht, director of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, engaged community members and health professionals alike at HealthStreet during the monthly Cancer Connections meeting. Dr. Licht's presentation was titled: "What is cancer: a primer on cancer biology."

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

There are many different symptoms of breast cancer and many women report no symptoms at all.  This is why mammograms and breast exams are extremely important tools for detecting it early. 



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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 October 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. 

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