July is National UV Safety Month. This month, we are spreading awareness on the harmful effects of lack of protection against UV rays. Stay safe with these tips provided by the American Cancer Society.

Community Health Workers

CHWs provide outreach all week; they offer FREE health resources like Deterra™ Deactivation Bags and NARCAN® Nasal Spray kits. CHWs can also conduct a free health needs assessment, refer you to services, and let you know of research studies you may be eligible for. HealthStreet is also around town with the Clinical Research Vehicle that provides free health screenings and often times COVID-19 vaccines too!

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 July 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. Call (352) 294-4880 today.

+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.

+The Rogue study is examining the role of the gut microbiome on reasoning in older adults living with and without HIV. Eligible participants must be 50 years of age or older, HIV+ or currently taking PrEP, and willing to participate in an MRI.

+The ASD study is examining how brain function and behavior changes over time in individuals with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Eligible participants must be 30-39 years of age, male, white, without a history of autism in self or first degree relatives.

+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 21-64 years of age and HIV+.

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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