May 2021 is the National Month of Physical Fitness and Sports. President Biden issued the proclamation this year calling upon people to make "physical activity a priority, to support efforts to increase access to sports opportunities in their communities, and to pursue physical fitness as an essential part of healthy living." HealthStreet members receive referrals to free exercise programs statewide. 27% of male HealthStreet members and 21% of female members reported exercising all seven days a week; 15% of males and 23% of females reported not working out any days a week. The graph below shows more details. 

Community Health Worker Schedule

CHWs provide outreach around the city throughout the week, offering FREE health resources like Deterra™ Deactivation Bags and NARCAN® Nasal Spray kits. CHWs can also let you know which research studies you may be eligible for and can help you sign up to become a HealthStreet member.

If you can't meet with our CHWs while they are on outreach, always feel free to stop by 2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 We have a clothing and toiletry closet, can provide you with health-related resources, referrals, and more!

Event Calendar

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker events, classes, and support groups! Check out our May calendar.

Research Study Opportunities

Interested in participating in research? (Recruitment ending soon - please contact us immediately if interested in participating.)

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

+The Women Helping Women study is evaluating whether Community Health Workers (CHWs) who recruit and partner with community members increase rates of lung cancer screenings. If you used to or currently smoke and are a woman between 50 and 77 years of age, we’d like to talk to you.

+ The 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.

+The Sentence Comprehension after Concussion study is examining how sentence comprehension and cognition is affected after having a concussion. Eligible participants must be 18-35 years of age and have had a head injury or concussion within the past year

+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 VITAL study is testing the effectiveness of the WW program (previously Weight Watchers) on improving blood sugar control in those with Type 2 Diabetes. Eligible participants must be 18-70 years of age, diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, have a BMI of 27-50, have access to an Apple iPhone with internet, and be willing to attend weekly WW Virtual Workshops and Digital Program.

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

(352) 294 - 4873.

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Do you or does someone you know have cancer? We're here to talk with you about the many opportunities to participate in research. Please use this link to become a member and learn more about cancer screenings.


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