HealthStreet February Newsletter

Volume 7, Issue 2, 2020

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HealthStreet Spotlight: Spring 2020 C.A.M.E.O. Students

HealthStreet Welcomes Spring 2020 C.A.M.E.O. Students

As part of our C.A.M.E.O. program, students gain firsthand experience while assisting HealthStreet in communications strategies, epidemiological and biostatistical analyses, community engagement program management, community health education and outreach. Read on to find out more about the exciting opportunities offered as part of our program. READ MORE »


Click on Our Calendar to See Our Events!

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, classes, support groups, and events that aim to improve the community's health! 

Our Community Health Workers are out in the community providing assessments, education, referrals, and research opportunities every day!

Click here to see our February calendar


Our Community, Our Health Town Hall

February 11, 2020 6-7PM EDT

On Monday, February 11th, UF HealthStreet is hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) National Town Hall focusing on Distracted Driving.

We invite you to join the discussion on how distracted driving impacts traffic flow and safety, how our behaviors and perceptions contribute to distraction, and how federal and state laws address these issues.

Our moderator will be: Deputy Sheriff Cary Gallop

And our panel of speakers will include:

•  Shan Bao, PhD - Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute

• Wayne Giang, PhD - Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, UF Transportation Institute

• Sandra Winter, Ph.D., OTR/L - Research Assistant, Associate Director of I-MAP, Department of Occupational Therapy, UF Transportation Institute

• Pruthvi Manjunatha, PhD - I-STREET Testbed Manager, Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Coastal Engineering, UF Transportation Institute

• Jennifer Bard, MPH, PhD, JD - Professor of Law, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati

RSVP now to attend in person or online. Please share this invitation with your friends and colleagues!

Time: Local reception begins at 5:30 p.m. EDT, town hall 6-7 p.m. EDT
Location: HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

Arrive early, light refreshments are available beginning at 5:30 p.m.



HealthStreet has a multi-disciplinary volunteer program that provides an opportunity for collaboration and participation in innovative community engagement practices among our student volunteers.

C.A.M.E.O. has 5 core initiatives that support the HealthStreet mission of reducing disparities in health care and health research. They are Communication Strategies, Analysis of Data, Community-Engaged Program Management, Community Health Education and Outreach.

Positions in C.A.M.E.O are accepted as space permits. We require a minimum of 10 hours per week and a commitment of two semesters. Availability on nights and weekends is also required.

For more information, please email Luisa Murphy at with a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in joining HealthStreet as a volunteer or intern in Summer 2020.


February is American Heart Month. Take time this month to learn about heart health and support those around you to prevent heart disease. 


According to the CDC:

• Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

• One person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.

• About 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

According to the American Heart Association, yearly medical costs for issues associated with heart disease are expected to rise to $749 billion and indirect costs will be up to $368 billion, totaling $1.1 trillion by 2035.

Don't be a statistic, get involved!


Are you interested in participating in research?

UF researchers conduct many different kinds of research studies, including clinical trials. Some studies focus on enrolling volunteers with certain health conditions, while others need healthy volunteers.

HealthStreet is currently navigating people to many of these studies, some of which you can complete in minutes.

Here are a few studies that you can participate in now:

• A focus group for pregnant and newly-postpartum women to assess the acceptance and usability of a mobile-phone application to manage anxiety and monitor mood-change symptoms

• A one-hour focus group for people who use cocaine with either alcohol, marijuana, or both to help researchers understand the best questions to ask to gather information on polysubstance use

• A two-hour focus group for people who are 50-73 years old and Black / African American, who reside in Alachua county

• Individuals who are 35-75 years and with Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Children who are 6-12 years old and with Autism Spectrum Disorder

If you are interested in hearing more about these and other studies, please contact HealthStreet at (352) 294-4880.


Learn how HealthStreet can help your study:

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If you are interested in collaborating with HealthStreet, click the button above 
or contact us at or (352) 294-4880.


HealthStreet Services

HealthStreet is a community engagement program that connects community members to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida. By completing a health assessment with one of our Community Health Workers, we can provide you with information about low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, and a clothing closet and toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member!

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HealthStreet at the University of Florida

Phone: (352) 294-4880

2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608


Questions? Please contact: 

Danielle Eshleman
Communications Coordinator at UF HealthStreet
University of Florida | Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Health Professions | College of Medicine
(352) 294-4882 |