New Director of Operations

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolina Rosales as the new Director of Operations for UF HealthStreet. Carolina received her Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree from the Univeristy of Florida, and is a proud PHHP alumna. She began working with Dr. Cottler and the HealthStreet team in November of 2021 as the National Site Coordinator under the PANDEMIC grant and has greatly enjoyed her time as a part of this team.


Before joining, Carolina was an intern at UF’s Health Disparities and Health Promotion Research Program, where she worked on various community-based participatory research projects, centered on cultural sensitivity. During this time, she received the Robert I. Lufrano Scholarship in Health Psychology and planned a community-based participatory research project with a team of interns.


As a Gainesville native, Carolina feels particulary connected to and passionate about HealthStreet’s mission. She is enthusiastic about providing useful resources and tools to community members, connecting community members to various research opportunities, advocating for preventive interventions, and developing partnerships to reduce health disparities within the community.

We are delighted to have Carolina Rosales as our new Director of Operations for UF HealthStreet!


HealthStreet Community Health Worker (CHW) Outreach Calendar

CHWs work to improve the health of our community by going out on outreach each week to provide medical and social referrals, build meaningful relationships, and give everyone the opportunity to participate in research. Check the calendar below for this week's venues.


Research Study Opportunities

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

+ 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 has been diagnosed with persistent asthma.

+ The MyCA study is examining the factors driving pain in knee osteoarthritis. Eligible participants must be 50 years of age or older and have chronic knee pain.

+ The Orange Juice study is observing the effectiveness of orange juice to maintain skin health and reduce aging. Eligible participants must be 45-65 years of age, female, white, at least 110 pounds, 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 impacts consistently taking medication and exercising. Eligible participants must be 65 years of age or older and currently prescribed medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high glucose levels.

+ 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.

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


Community Health Workers

Would you like to join our team?

We are hiring people from our community who want to work with us to improve the health of their neighbors and friends.  Does this sound like you?  If so, we want to talk to you!  Please call and speak to one of us about what we are doing and how you might join our team.

HealthStreet Event Calendar

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



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.


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