Visit UF Health COVID-19 Vaccination page to find a vaccination location near you. 


Saturday, April 16th is

National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

According to the CDC, over 70% of drug overdoses were attributed to opioids. In an effort to fight the opioid crisis, HealthStreet offers Deterra™

Deactivation Bags, a safe and eco-friendly way to deactivate unused medications. The bag can hold liquids, pills, and patches and can then be thrown into the trash without damaging the environment. Please call us at 352-294-4880 to obtain your own Deterra™

Deactivation Bag so you clean out your medicine cabinet.


April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is a common digestive system disorder that affects 10 to 15% of the population. IBS can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation, symptoms for weeks months or longer. While the exact cause for this disorder is unknown, research is ongoing.




Community Health Workers (CHWs) will be at the following locations this week, in addition to other places:

-Health + Wealth Pop-Up Expo at Pine Meadows April 15th, 2 PM to 5:30 PM

-Wims Hair Salon April 16th, 11-2 pm

-Gainesville Community Ministry USDA Food Distribution April 20th, 8 AM to 11 AM

CHWs are all over the city providing FREE health resources, like Deterra™ Deactivation Bags and NARCAN® Nasal Spray, helping you to know which research studies you may be eligible for, and signing you up to become a HealthStreet member.

If you missed our Community Health Workers while they were on outreach, stop by HealthStreet at 2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608. Our facility hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM. We offer a clothing closet and toiletry pantry, and we can provide you with health-related resources and referrals.




Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker outreach efforts, classes, support groups, and events for the community! Check out our April calendar.


The CTSI Clinical Research Vehicle Staff and UF HealthStreet Community Health Workers are taking service on the road! Visit us Friday, April 16th from 11 AM to 2 PM at Wims Hair Salon for blood pressure screenings, referrals, opportunities to hear about research studies, and more! Call 352-294-4880 for more information.

Organ Donation OCOH

SAVE THE DATE: April 22nd, 2021, OCOH Town Hall on Organ Donation and Our Community

Join us Thursday, April 22nd from 12 PM to 1 PM EST for an informative and interactive town hall event with Gainesville's LifeQuest organization. Speakers from LifeQuest will share information about organ recovery, resources on how you can become an organ donor...READ MORE »




Interested in participating in research?

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

+The Jaw Pain Study is studying the effects of alcohol consumption on sensory function in those with jaw pain. Eligible participants must: be 21-45 years of age, have experienced jaw pain for 6 months or more, not smoke, have had at least 1 drink per month over the past 6 months, and be in good physical health.

+The PREVENTABLE Study is testing if atorvastatin can help older adults prevent dementia, disability, and heart disease. Eligible participants must be 75 years of age or older without dementia or cardiovascular disease.

+The AIM2ACT Study is testing the effectiveness of a smartphone intervention to help control asthma among early adolescents. Eligible participants must be 18-70 years of age and caregivers of at least one child 12-15 years of age who have been diagnosed with persistent asthma.

If you are interested in hearing about these or other studies, contact our Study Navigator, Sara, at


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


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