Edition Information: Volume 3, Issue 11, 2016

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:

 

40 NEW HealthStreet Members 

82 NEW Navigations to UF Research

7   NEW Enrollments to UF Research

71 Blood Pressure Screenings

3   Screenings for HIV 

8,123 Total HealthStreet Members   

***Numbers reflect data collected between 9/18/2016 and 10/17/2016*** 

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New UF Study to See if Monopoly Can Change Subtle Behaviors

New UF Study Investigates if Monopoly the Game Can Change Behaviors

Aside from being the go-to board game for most family game nights, Monopoly has become a tradition in American entertainment and culture. UF researchers are investigating how financial circumstances in a game of Monopoly may influence decisions and behaviors.                                                                           READ MORE »

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HealthStreet Outreach in the Community 

Our Community Health Workers (CHW) have had a busy month engaging the community about health services and research! They've been to UF campus events, Food banks, libraries, community festivals and more. Anyone and everyone should have their voice heard in research!

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HealthStreet's Founding Director Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University

HealthStreet's Founding Director, Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public health from Thailand’s leading research university, Chulalongkorn University. Team HealthStreet is extremely proud of her leadership and accomplishment for enhancing community-engaged research.

Pictured (Left to Right): Dr. Cottler and Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.           

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Cooking Matters is Back!

Cooking Matters is Back!

“Our partnership with HealthStreet has been pivotal for the success of our program. The Alachua County Family Nutrition Program has been offering ongoing adult cooking classes at HealthStreet since April of 2015,” - Meagan Collins, Alachua County Extension Program Manager in the UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program

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Healthy Fall Fun!

Healthy Fall Fun!

With the weather getting cooler, there is not a more perfect time to be active and outside! Our volunteer, Phoebe, compiled a list of free activities for you and your family this November. 

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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. 

November is Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. Several studies are in progress at UF to learn better ways to treat lung and pancreatic cancer.  Contact Cheri Knecht at 352-294-4882 about studies or other resources.

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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 November 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:  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

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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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