Please join us TODAY, at 12 PM EST for an interactive and informative town hall on preventable measures for older adults at risk of severe falls in their homes.

Zoom link:


For HealthStreet's 100th weekly newsletter, we're focusing on children in our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our children's lives as much as our own. Honest conversations with our children about changes in their lives are important. 

Kids have felt isolated whether meeting in-person or online. Know  Therefore, it is important to be familiar with how children express stress. An article published by Boys and Girls Clubs of America provides examples of various signs of physical, emotional, and behavioral stress in children to be aware of.  An article by Emma Singer provides 21 examples to help keep your children entertained during these times. Most of these are virtual and affordable. 

UF’s Health's Pediatric Department also provides community and basic need resources that could be beneficial. Check in your local area for ideas and activities for your children.


Community Health Worker Updates


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

Thursday, April 29th

+Project YouthBuild, 635 NW 6th St, 12:30 PM- 4:00 PM

+Health & Wealth Pop Up Expo, Eastwood Apartments, 925 SE 43rd St, 2:00 PM- 5:30 PM

CHWs are all over the city providing FREE health resources, like Deterra™ Deactivation Bags and NARCAN® Nasal Spray kits, 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 and toiletry closet, and we can provide you with health-related resources and referrals.


 Events Calendar


Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker events, classes, support groups! 

Check out our May calendar.


If you missed the recent Our Community, Our Health town hall events, view the recorded webinar on HealthStreet's YouTube channel with the links below.


HealthStreet News

An infographic showing HealthStreet's Efforts during COVID-19 Pandemic

Impact of HealthStreet's Community Engagement During the Pandemic

From April 2020 to March 2021, HealthStreet CHWs and staff have worked remotely and in-person to provide tailored services and referrals to community members. Our infographic highlights some of our success. HealthStreet CHWs continue to engage with our community and develop new partnerships to further reduce health disparities and gaps; they also link community members to opportunities to participate in research.



Research Study Opportunities


Interested in participating in research?

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

+The Wrist-worn Alcohol Monitor Study is testing a newly developed wrist-worn alcohol monitor to see how accurate and reliable it is. Eligible participants must be either 21-64 years of age and HIV+ or 30-50 years of age and HIV-.

+The Children with Asthma & Obesity Study is identifying caregiver-level barriers to and facilitators of physical activity among youth with asthma and obesity. Eligible participants must be caregiver 18-85 years of age of a child 13-18 years of age diagnosed with asthma and a BMI at or above the 85th percentile. 

+The Skin Health in Women Study is determining whether cranberry juice improves skin health in women. Eligible participants must be 45-65 years of age, 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


Do you or does 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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