HealthStreet’s Recovery Month a Success

 2nd National Our Community, Our Health

HealthStreet hosted the 2nd National Our Community, Our Health on Sept. 24 in partnership with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and National Institute on Drug Abuse(NIDA)  The event was viewed across the country by more than 370 people. Dr. Maureen Boyle streamed live from the NIDA offices in Washington D.C. to provide the latest research about the effects of marijuana use among youth.

Using Polling Everywhere, an interactive live audience polling serivce, people asked 43 questions to Dr. Boyle regarding the topic. This medium was useful for promoting bi-directional conversation and understanding about the research presented. Twitter was another medium for people to engage with the program and provide comments about the topic through ‘tweeting’. See our Twitter Storify!

Throughout the event, Arts in Medicine students read dramatic pieces that served as an engaging, theatrical tie-in to the topic of marijuana use among youth and conveyed some of its consequences.

HealthStreet was excited to have the following organizations and Clinical Translation Science Awardees participate in Our Community, Our Health:

  • National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • University of Miami
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Boston University
  • UF Health – Jacksonville
  • Georgetown-Howard University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • UF Center for Arts in Medicine
  • University of Florida

For information about this topic or to pursue personal recovery, please see our post-event resources!


 Community Mental Health Fair:

The Community Mental Health Fair hosted at HealthStreet was a success! Seven community organizations including the National Alliance on Mental Health, UF Recovery Center, Meridian Behaviorial HealthCare and more, provided information, resources and activities to the more than 30 community members who stopped by.The fair was part of HealthStreet’s observance of National Recovery Month in September, a month to bring awareness on behavioral disorders such as mental health and addiction.