Edition Information: Volume 3, Issue 12, 2016

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:

 

109 NEW HealthStreet Members 

186 NEW Navigations to UF Research

18 NEW Enrollments to UF Research

132 Blood Pressure Screenings

Screenings for HIV 

8,422 Total HealthStreet Members   

***Numbers reflect data collected between 10/19/16 to 11/18/16*** 

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Gimme 5: HealthStreet Turns 5 at UF

 A lot has happened in the last 5 years since our program started at the University of Florida. We are continually building trust in research, one community member at time!

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HealthStreet's Community Health Worker Model Recognized by Florida Blue Foundation

The Florida Blue Foundation highlighted HealthStreet's Community Health Worker model in its E-Newsletter for its innovative work in building trust in health research. HealthStreet was the recipient of a three-year $300,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation to provide transportation to adults 50 years and older to medical appointments in Union and Putnam Counties. 

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HealthStreet Featured as an HIV Testing Site in UF Health Sciences Libraries Video 

To celebrate World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2016, the UF Health Sciences Libraries created a video about the importance of getting tested for HIV/AIDS. According to what the community has told us through our health needs assessment, 76% of HealthStreet members were tested for HIV/AIDS in their lifetime. Since 2013, Our Community Health Workers have provided a total of 664 safe sex kits  to HealthStreet members.

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Research at HealthStreet: Smartphone Technology Effects on Alcohol Drinking Among Youths (STEADY) Study

“HealthStreet has been helpful in the process of conducting our study and has influenced participant involvement,” says Principal Investigator Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D, an associate professor in the department of health education and behavior in the University of Florida College of Human Health and Performance.

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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. 

Director of HealthStreet's Cancer Research Engagement Program Recognized 

Cheri Knecht, MPH, was recognized for her research in cancer population science using HealthStreet's robust community member cohort at the UF Health Cancer Center's Research Day 2016. Pictured: Cheri Knecht, MPH, (Left), shows Dr. Jonathan D. Licht, Director of UFHCC (Right), her poster titled"Research Perceptions of Community Members Diagnosed with Cancer vs No Cancer"

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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 December 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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