Celebrating 13,000 HealthStreet Members


Over the next few weeks we will be celebrating with the community after enrolling 13,000 HealthStreet members. What does it mean to be a HealthStreet member? As a member you have access to a variety of health-related services at no cost, classes, and events at HealthStreet and around Gainesville. We also provide opportunities to hear about research at the University of Florida. Next week we will be having a series of pop up events around town to celebrate this achievement. 


Emily Bourlas, a volunteer Community Health Worker who completed the 13,000th assessment afterwards said, "Being a volunteer Community Health Worker at HealthStreet has been one of the most meaningful experiences I’ve had. I have had the privilege of speaking to community members from many different parts of Gainesville and learning more about their health concerns and how we can better serve them. My favorite part of volunteering with HealthStreet has been getting to know our community more closely and making health information more accessible. Something as simple as a blood pressure screening can lead to a conversation about better health habits and make all the difference!"


If you would like to become a HealthStreet member or Community Health Worker please call us at 352-294-4880. To participate in research please fill out this form.


Impact of HealthStreet Community Engagement


As we celebrate 13,000 HealthStreet members we would like to take a look at our progress from the start of our program until now. The infographic above highlights the impact we've had in the community. From 2011 to 2022, we have provided over 58,000 services, given over 50,000 health referrals, provided recruitment services for 505 different studies, held 59 Our Community, Our Health virtual town halls, trained over 350 UF student volunteers, and were awarded the 2022 AAMC Innovations that Bolster Community Trust in Science award. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for always welcoming us and allowing us to provide resources in any way we can.


Free Skin Cancer Screenings with Chomp Melanoma and UF Health Dermatology at UF HealthStreet


Get a skin cancer screening at no cost from CHOMP Melanoma and UF Health Dermatology on November 5th. Visit us at 2401 SW Archer Road from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for your screening. Appointments can be made in advance by emailing chompmelanoma@gmail.com.


UF Diabetes Family Fun Day


The UF Diabetes Institute will be holding a Family Fun Day on November 5, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of food trucks, music, obstacle courses, face painting, health education and diabetes resources & more! For more information please contact uf-diabetes@ufl.edu. 


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.



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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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