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Naloxone Saves Lives HealthStreet Effort

The UF Healthstreet Overdose Prevention and Education initiative, sponsored by the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health of the Florida Department of Children and Families, launched Tuesday at the UF HPNP Atrium. Nearly 70 people were in attendance, ranging from students, faculty, staff and community members. The event was…

HERE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Clothing Closet and Toiletry Pantry

On Thursday, December 5th, the University Of Florida Office Of Sustainability hosted the 2019 Fall Collection Day. This event was an easy and convenient way for the Gainesville community to donate their gently used household, clothing, electronics, and food items to deserving organizations. We are lucky to have received a…

HealthStreet Spotlight: Beatrice Dorestil, MPH

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Beatrice Dorestil, MPH as the new Director of Operations for UF HealthStreet. Beatrice earned her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Florida and has served as the Lead Community Health Worker (CHW) at UF HealthStreet since June 2018.

Save the Date! HealthStreet’s 4th Annual Night of Dance | 10/19/19

Get ready for one of Gainesville’s favorite community events: HealthStreet’s Night of Dance at Bo Diddley Plaza! Night of Dance brings Gainesville’s diverse communities together to celebrate the art of dance while spreading the word about health resources available to individuals and families in our communities. Local groups will be…

SAVE THE DATE: March 28, 2019 – OCOH Town Hall on Gut Health & the Microbiome

On Thursday, March 28th, UF HealthStreet will be hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) national town hall focusing on the connection between immune health, metabolism, and the microbes in our gut. We invite you to join us and our panel of scientists as we discuss the gut-brain axis, the role of the…

In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Diabetes: The Hidden Epidemic”

On Thursday, November 29th, UF HealthStreet hosted a town hall meeting about how diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic. The interactive forum was livestreamed, allowing both in-person and online audience members to have their questions answered by the panel of experts. View the livestream The…

Bringing HealthStreet’s 7th Birthday Celebration to You!

The HealthStreet Team is excited to be celebrating seven years in Gainesville! On Dec. 3rd, our community health workers, volunteers, and staff will be performing “Pop-Up” stops all around town to raise awareness about HealthStreet and our aim to improve the health of our community. In line with our mission…

In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Multiple Sclerosis: Advances in Care and Treatment”

On September 27th UF HealthStreet hosted a town hall meeting on the advances in care and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease which affects an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide. The interactive forum was livestreamed, allowing both in-person and online audience members to have their questions answered by…