We want to make you aware of the Women Helping Women Lung Cancer Screening Study that is coming soon! It is for women who live in Alachua County, are 50 to 80 years of age, who have smoked the equivalent of 1 pack of cigarettes for at least 25 years. Talk to your CHW or call us if you are interested (352-294-4880).


February is National Children's Dental Health Month which promotes good oral health for children. Establishing dental health habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Click to find a dentist in your area. This video from the American Dental Association has tips on teaching your child how to brush their teeth.


HealthStreet continues to serve you with our dedicated Community Health Workers (CHWs). This week our team will be at the following locations:

+Library Partnership

+Upper Room Food Distribution

+Gainesville Community Ministry USDA Food Distribution

This week, CHWs will be at laundromats as well as various locations around the city to give FREE health resources, like Deterra™and NARCAN® Nasal Spray, help you know which research studies you may be eligible for, and sign you up to be a HealthStreet member.





OCOH Flyer

SAVE THE DATE: February 5th, 2021, OCOH Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines and New Treatments

On Friday, February 5th, University of Florida’s Community Engagement Program and the IFAS Extension Program, along with UF Health, will discuss COVID-19 vaccines and new treatments. We will share information and address any questions you might have. We invite you to join the discussion on the vaccines with our panel of public health specialists, community engagement directors and, social workers. …


Narcan Spray Unit

HealthStreet’s Response to the Opioid Crisis

HealthStreet was invited to partner with the Florida Department of Children and Families to fight the opioid epidemic by distributing an expensive life-saving drug, free of charge, to our community members. Opioid addiction has been a leading cause of death in our country, with Florida reporting a high number of deaths: 3,340 deaths and 9,272 …



Interested in participating in research?

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

+The Speech Development in Children Study is examining how children learn to recognize speech. Eligible participants must be children 3-12 years of age with a history of ear infections or reading problems. 

+ The Hispanic Americans Older Adults Study is examining the effects of sociocultural factors, such as perceived discrimination, ethnic identity, perceived injustice, and acculturation on Hispanic American older adults with musculoskeletal pain (MSK). Eligible participants must be 60 years of age or older, identify as Latino/Hispanic, report musculoskeletal pain on at least half of the days in the past 3 or more months, and speak and understand English.  

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

Do you or someone you know have cancer? We'd love to talk about opportunities to participate in research. Please share this link to become a member and learn about cancer screenings.


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