A Thought to Share

We would like to share with you our Letter to the Editor in the Gainesville Sun, published on November 26th. We always appreciate hearing YOUR thoughts too.

"A group of us who works closely together at the University of Florida and Florida State University wanted to share with you some of our principles of engaging with each other and with our community. They include: honoring and embracing equity, trying to always be transparent and honest, valuing integrity, being accountable to each other, being inclusive and respectful, not being afraid to speak up and striving to always be trustworthy.

When we do not act in a manner that values these principles, we create an atmosphere of disrespect, discontent and mistrust. We urge you all to join us and show your commitment to these values through your actions."

Linda Cottler, Catherine Striley, Shirley Bloodworth, Sonja Rasmussen, Andrew Telles and Tiffany Pineda, Gainesville; Irvin (Pedro) Cohen, Fern Webb, Mobeen Rathore, Alexander Parker and Lori Bilello, Jacksonville; Miaisha Mitchell, Joedrecka Brown Speights and Jessica DeLeon, Tallahassee


C.A.M.E.O. Program

We are looking for Community Volunteers!

C.A.M.E.O Activities

(C) Communications Strategies

(A) Epidemiological and Biostatistical Analyses

(M) Community-Engaged Program Management

(E) Community Health Education

(O) Outreach

Apply Here

Or for more information, email Luisa Murphy at luisafajardo@ufl.edu with:

• A resume and cover letter expressing your interest in joining HealthStreet as a volunteer or intern.

• A commitment of 10 hours per week is preferred.

• Flexible scheduling with some evenings and weekends.

Volunteer positions in C.A.M.E.O. are accepted as space permits.

HealthStreet Event Calendar

HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, community health worker events, classes, and support groups! Check out our calendar.

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers Needed!

If you are interested in working with HealthStreet for a couple of our initiatives, please call us or send us your resume. We are hiring community members now!


NARCAN® Nasal Spray may counteract the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for family, friends, and caregivers - with no medical training required.

HealthStreet has partnered with Florida Department of Children and Families to distribute NARCAN® in our community. Call 352-294-4880 today to get your own NARCAN® Nasal Spray.

Research Study Opportunities

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

+ The Women Helping Women study is testing whether community health workers (CHWs) who recruit and partner with community members facilitate lung cancer screenings. Eligible participants must be female, 50-80 years of age, and current or former smokers with a smoking history of 20 pack-years.

+ The IMPACT study is examining joint pain during movement in African Americans. Eligible participants must be 55-90 years of age, African American, and have had knee pain for at least 3 months or longer.

+ The Cranberry Juice study is examining the impact of cranberry juice on the gut microbiome in UTI susceptible women. Eligible participants must be 30-65 years of age, female, and have a BMI of 18.5-29.9.

+ The Medical Marijuana Use and Driving Performance study is examining how medical marijuana use or non-use may impact every day functioning during real world tasks, such as driving, in older adults with chronic pain. Eligible participants must be male, 50-72 years of age, have chronic pain, and have not used marijuana in the past 30 days.

+ The Medication and Exercise Adherence study is examining how changes in thinking and memory due to aging impacts consistently taking medication and exercising. Eligible participants must be 65 years of age or older, currently prescribed medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high glucose levels, not exercise regularly, and have trouble with memory and thinking.

+ The AIM2ACT study is testing the effectiveness of a smartphone intervention to help control asthma among early adolescents. Eligible participants must be caregivers of at least one child 12-15 years of age who have been diagnosed with persistent asthma.


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



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