Since 1981, women's rights activists have observed November 25th as a day against gender-based violence. This date was selected to honor the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic, who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo. In 1993, the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, paving the path towards eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide. In February 2000, the General Assembly officially designated November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On this day, governments, international organizations as well as NGOs join together and organize activities to raise public awareness. UF HealthStreet is committed to this awareness campaign. Call us (352) 294-4880 or visit https://healthstreet.program.ufl.edu/ for more information. 

71% of all human trafficking victims worldwide are women and girls, 75 % are sexually exploited.

CHW holding a bag of deterra and narcan nasal spray

Even during COVID-19, HealthStreet continues to serve you with our dedicated Community Health Workers (CHWs). This week our team will be at the following location:

+Union St Farmers Market at Celebration Pointe

Every week, CHWs are at various locations around the city to give FREE health related resources, such as Deterra™ and NARCAN® Nasal Spray, to sign you up to be a HealthStreet member, and to share opportunities for research studies you may be eligible to join.



Need Food Assistance?

If you need food assistance, these resources may be of help to you and your family:

+Dome of Resources Food Pantry-Mount Olive AME Church

721 SE 8th St; Gainesville FL 32602

352 378-9051

+Hawthorne Area Resource Center

21923 67th Place; Hawthorne FL 32640

+Project Downtown


Meals served every Saturday and Sunday at Grace Marketplace

Visit UF HealthStreet for more information about food assistance programs.


Interested in participating in research?

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

+Examine the Effects of Spaceflight on Neurocognitive Function Study is testing basic functions that will be compared with data from NASA astronauts to determine spaceflight’s effect on logic and reasoning. Eligible participants must be male, 50-55 years old, and report 16+ years of education (bachelor’s degree and above). 

+Determine the Activity and Mechanisms of Cranberries to Attenuate Skin Photoaging and Improve Skin Health in Women Study is determining whether cranberry juice improves skin health in women. Eligible participants must be 45-65 years old, female, white, at least 110 pounds, and have a BMI of 18.5-29.9. 

If you are interested in hearing about these or other studies, contact our Study Navigator, Sara, at 352-294-4873.

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