Hypertension Facts: HealthStreet Members

35% prevalence of hypertension  

39% vs 26% rate in unemployed vs employed

31% vs 38% uninsured vs insured (really? Are you sure?)

2,588 number of HealthStreet members reporting Hypertension

93% percent of members interested in health research

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Brain Study at HealthStreet

HealthStreet is recruiting for a study at the UF Institute of Aging that seeks to understand changes that occur in brain structure and function following bariatric surgery for weight loss. “HealthStreet has been a wonderful resource in helping to recruit a diverse participant population.” - Christa Ochoa, study coordinator.

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I Am HealthStreet:

Kenya

Kenya has been a member with HealthStreet since the program came to the University of Florida in 2011. Through HealthStreet, she has been able to relay health educational messages to her family and has enrolled in health research studies that along the way have taught her healthy eating habits and how to self-monitor her blood pressure. 

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HealthStreet Partners with UF Center for Arts in Medicine to Find Creative Ways to Engage People in Health Research

HealthStreet and the UF Center for Arts in Medicine are collaborating again, this time bringing the arts to people where they are in the community. See if our workshops are coming to a clinic, library or community center near you! A HealthStreet Community Health Worker will be present to talk with you about opportunities to participate in health research studies relevant to your needs!

Click to see times and dates here.

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5th National Our Community, Our Health on Lung Cancer

5th National Our Community, Our Health on Lung Cancer

 

Join the national conversation about lung cancer research!

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Healthstreet Now Hosts Tranquility the Fourth Monday of Every Month!

HealthStreet Hosts Tranquility to Discuss Health Research and Health Care for LGBTQA+ Community!

HealthStreet is a place for LGBTQA+ people and their families to share and explore ideas for improved access to health care and having their voices heard in health research opportunities. 

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HealthStreet's 4th Annual Student Art Contest a Success

HealthStreet's 4th Annual Student Art Contest a Success

Families from all over the community came to celebrate their children's imagining of a healthier world and of a healthier Alachua County! Lakeisha Hood, the new Director of the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was the event's special guest.  

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HealthStreet Is Accepting Summer Intern and Volunteer Applications

HealthStreet is looking for determined, passionate and energetic students to intern or volunteer with our program for different community engagement positions and projects.

Learn more about our intern and volunteer opportunities 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 April calendar