We invite you to join us Tuesday, October 11, 2022 for an informative and interactive Our Community Our Health Town Hall in partnership with the UC Davis Health, and the Program to Alleviate National Disparities in Ethnic and Minority Immunizations in the Community (PANDEMIC). Listen to experts discuss the topic: Our Children's Mental Health: COVID's Deeper Impact, and get your questions answered.

Register HERE


UF HealthStreet's 5th Annual Night of Dance

About: The UF HealthStreet 5th Annual Night of Dance event is an extension of what we do every day– go out into the community and meet community members where they are and discuss their health needs and concerns. This year's event will once again bring our community together through dancing. With over 25 local partners, food vendors, dance performers, and family friendly fun this FREE event will share with the community ways to improve health, while also creatively engaging people through dance and music!


Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022

Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Bo Diddley Plaza |111 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

For more information please contact us at:


NAMIWalks Your Way Gainesville

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will be holding their event "NAMIWalks Your Way" on Sunday, October 2, at Westwood Middle School.

NAMI says they will cheer each other on while raising voices to be heard, united in our commitment to raise awareness of our cause, raise funds for NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and build community.

#Together4MH #NAMIGainesville


Research That Matters

Want to know why research mattersHere’s an example…

From February 2021 to January 2022, 106,848 people died of a drug overdose in the US, more than double the number reported in January 2015 (47,523) (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/drug-overdose-data.htm). 

From February 2021 to February 2022, 8,362 people died in Florida from drug overdoses according to CDC data; in California, 11,807 people lost their lives due to overdose. Most, if not all, of these deaths were preventable.

The National Drug Early Warning System, coordinated by the University of Florida Department of Epidemiology, has multiple research projects underway to help catctrends in drugs that are unhealthy. We publish a short Weekly Briefing to alert the public to important information. Subscribe to our Briefing here.


People with lived experience can help NDEWS gather the information and disseminate these early warnings. Virtual HealthStreet is a cohort of people who respond to short surveys on what drugs they are hearing about in their communities. We invite you to participate. Follow this QR code to give it a try. Many thanks.


Research Study Opportunities

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

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! Apply here.

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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