Community Health Workers

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. Call (352) 294-4880 today.

+The LAMPS study is examining the effects of GABA on sleep quality and chronic pain in older adults. Eligible participants must be 65 years of age or older, have a smartphone, experience poor sleep, and experience moderate pain on more days that not.

+The AIM2ACT study is testing the effectiveness of a smartphone intervention to help control asthma among adolescence. 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.

+The Jaw Pain study is studying the effects of alcohol consumption on sensory function in those with chronic 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 MAPLE study is trying to understand the long-term health effects of marijuana on people living with or without HIV. Eligible participants must be 60+ years old, HIV+, and self-report marijuana use.


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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