Edition Information: Volume 4, Issue 4, 2017

Thank you for reading HealthStreet's Monthly Newsletter. HealthStreet is research helping people! Read about our latest initiatives to see how we are working with the community and UF researchers to create a healthier community through community engagement and research.

Visit Our Website: MyHealthStreet.org

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:

 

119   NEW HealthStreet Members 

270 NEW Navigations to UF Research

49  NEW Enrollments to UF Research

97  Blood Pressure Screenings

2    Screenings for HIV 

8,753 Total HealthStreet Members   

***Numbers reflect data collected between 1/19/17 to 2/19/16*** 

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Research at HealthStreet: Preventing Suicide through Theater

Research at HealthStreet: Preventing Suicide through Theater

 

 

A university research scholar in the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine is exploring how the art of theater can promote suicide prevention.

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HealthStreet Linked Ideas of Health for 352Creates!

HealthStreet Linked Ideas of Health for 352Creates!

Linking ideas of health have never been more creative! HealthStreet participated in the second year of 352Creates, a community-based program endorsing creativity for health.  

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Fresh Wagon brings fresh fruits and veggies to an area near you

Fresh Wagon brings fresh fruits and veggies to an area near you

Do you wish you had farm-fresh food available near you? Well, HealthStreet is partnering with several organizations to bring a mobile farm market to a location near you.

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HealthStreet mentioned in Gainesville Sun: "Why are children 'smoking' pretzels?"

Mirsada Serdarevic, a predoctoral fellow at the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology, used HealthStreet data to show the prevalence of smoking in Alachua County.  

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Share Your Story with Us through the I Am HealthStreet Campaign
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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. 

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Would you like to help HealthStreet build community, support students and continue its groundbreaking research? You can donate clothing and toiletry items at the HealthStreet facility or make a gift of any amount by donating 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 February 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. 

Learn more about HealthStreet

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