About

Welcome to HealthStreet and thanks for visiting our website!

Overview

HealthStreet is a community engagement program at the University of Florida that aims to improve the health of our community by bridging gaps in healthcare and health research.

HealthStreet’s Community Health Workers (CHW) assess health concerns, conditions and research perceptions of community members. They also provide referrals to community members for medical and social services, as well as opportunities to participate in health research, relevant to their health concerns and health conditions.  HealthStreet is located in Gainesville, FL, but reaches people all across the state of Florida. 

MISSION

To reduce disparities in healthcare and research

AIMS

  • To Assess: Assess medical problems and health concerns from community residents themselves
  • To Serve: Link people, based on their needs and concerns, to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in research
  • To Share: Engage in bidirectional, health-promoting communication with and for the community
  • To Build Trust: Increase the community’s trust in the research enterprise through meaningful collaboration

Healthstreet's honeycomb model: Path 1: Community member contacted by HealthStreet, Health Assessment determines need; Community Inspired education; Improves the Health of the Community;  Path 2: Community member contacted by HealthStreet, Health Assessment determines need; Medical & social Service Referrals Given;  Medical & social Services Provided; Improves the Health of the Community; Path 3: Community member contacted by HealthStreet, Health Assessment determines need; Navigated to Research Study if interested; Research better represents population; Improves the Health of the community.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of HealthStreet, please call 352-294-4880 or come by and see us in person.