Welcome to HealthStreet
HealthStreet, a community engagement program at the University of Florida, employs evidence-based, community outreach practices to reduce disparities in healthcare and research. Community health workers help bridge the gap between community members and resources available to them, including medical and social services and opportunities to participate in research. CHWs provide medical and social referrals and link community members to health research that is relevant to their health concerns and conditions. HealthStreet is located in Gainesville, FL, but reaches people all across the State of Florida.
Using our four pillars—Assessment, Linkage to Care and Research, Bidirectional Education, and Trust—HealthStreet is able to provide people with a voice in research and the ability to take part in their community’s health.
To reduce disparities in healthcare and research through community and other stakeholder engagement.