The month of February is dedicated to Black History Month, a time to celebrate and commemorate the works, contributions, and cultures of all Black identifying communities.


HealthStreet pledges to continue working toward eliminating health disparities in our community, in order to establish a culture in which inclusion, diversity, equity, and access serve as the foundation for care, education, and research everywhere. 


February 4th is World Cancer Day, this day unites people across the world with the aim to save millions of lives through education, awareness, and by urging people to take action. 


This year's theme, "Close the Care Gap" is about understanding and recognizing the inequities in cancer care across the globe. 



Check out our latest publication:

The HealthStreet Cancer Survivor Cohort: a Community Registry for Cancer Research - PubMed (nih.gov)


This report describes a cancer survivor cohort from a community engagement program and compares characteristics and willingness to participate in health research between the cancer survivors and non-cancer community members.


American Heart Month: February 2022

Did you know high blood pressure can affect the body in many ways?

Take charge of your blood pressure today—a healthier heart can lead to a healthier life. HealthStreet offers FREE health screening services, including blood pressure checks. Visit us or call for more information on how you can receive a health screening 352-394-4880. 


C.A.M.E.O. Program

Welcome Spring 2022 Community Members!

Interested in joining for Fall 2022? 

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.


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

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 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 Medication and Exercise Adherence study is examining how changes in thinking and memory due to aging impact 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 UCOPE study is examining the effects of oxytocin on chronic pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Eligible participants must be 40 years of age or older with knee pain for 6 months or more.

+ The OxyOxy study is examining the effects of oxytocin and oxycodone on decision-making and behavior. Eligible participants must be 21-45 years of age and use opioids recreationally.  

+ 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.


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



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