Today is the start of our twice monthly newsletter. We increased the frequency during the pandemic so that we could bring a little joy to your inbox.  Thanks for sticking with us. From time to time please send us a note!


June 2021 is National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. Over 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. HealthStreet offers members referrals to elder care including support for dementia. 3.4% of male HealthStreet members and 2.3% of female members reported experiencing dementia and 8.4% of men and 5.2% of women report experiencing a serious head injury. The graph below shows more details about brain, spine, and nervous system health conditions reported by HealthStreet members. For more information see our Community Health Needs Assessment here.

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. This Friday, June 4, HealthStreet CHWs and our Clinical Research Vehicle will be at the Melrose Community Center from 12 - 5pm. The Community Center is located at 307 FL-26, Melrose, FL. For more details on the event see here

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 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.

+The PERLA study is trying to gain a better understanding of the factors such as culture, coping skills, and biological markers that may affect musculoskeletal (MSK) pain in Hispanic American older adults. Eligible participants must be 60 years of age or older, identify as Hispanic/Latino, and experience musculoskeletal pain.


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

(352) 294 - 4873.


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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