HealthStreet at the University of Florida is planning a series of events and community outreach efforts to align with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) national observance of Recovery Month in September. This newsletter spotlights the amazing events and partnerships created with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)  for this special month and what we are doing in the community!

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     This Month's HealthStreet Statistics:


     154 NEW HealthStreet Members

     113 NEW Navigations to UF Research

         5 NEW Enrollments to UF Research

     161 Blood Pressure Screenings

         3 Screenings for HIV 



6,536 Total HealthStreet Members

***Numbers reflect data collected between 7/19/2015 and 8/18/2015***


HealthStreet Spotlight: Community Members with Mental Health Disorders

Behavioral health issues affect many people in our community According to our HealthStreet member database, 37.4% reported being told by a health professional that they had a mood or mental health disorder. In fact, our members have told us through doing our health assessment that mental health is one of the top eight health concerns in Gainesville. See how else our database shines a light on a major issue in our community.



2nd National Our Community, Our Health to Be Held September 24

HealthStreet is excited to announce the 2nd National Our Community, Our Health event on September 24.  In alignment with the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration's celebration of National Recovery Month, the 2nd National OCOH will be sharing innovative research findings from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) about Marijuana Use Among Youth. 


Recovery Month announcement

HealthStreet to Host Recovery Month Mental Health Fair

On September 17th, from 12 to 3 pm, HealthStreet is hosting a Recovery Month Mental Health Fair at our facility to celebrate recovery through access to mental health and addiction services. The event will include various community organizations and groups that can provide services, referrals and a day of fun activities that promote recovery and community engagement!



HealthStreet to Partner with UF Center for Arts in Medicine

HealthStreet is partnering with the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine to create programs for the community that emphasize art as a medium for healthier lifestyles. 



NEW Dance Fitness Classes at HealthStreet

Beginning in the month of September, we are delighted to host a six-week series of Dance Fitness and Creative Movement classes at HealthStreet! Classes are designed to accommodate individuals of differing abilities, backgrounds, and ages. See how you can become involved!



Reader Response: Become a Voice for Recovery

HealthStreet is looking for community members to share their story with recovery from mental health disorders or substance addiction. Help erase the stigma associated with seeking treatment for recovery by becoming a voice for others.

Please email your response to 

July Calendar

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 September calendar

Research at HealthStreet

Information 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! 

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About HealthStreet

HealthStreet is an innovative community engagement program that aims to aims to bridge the gap between health care and research by linking community members to social and medical services and opportunities to participate in research that is relevant to them. 

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