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Impact of HealthStreet Community Engagement During the Pandemic

From April 2020 to April 2021, HealthStreet CHWs and staff have worked remotely and in-person to provide tailored services and referrals to community members. Our infographic highlights some of our success. HealthStreet CHWs continue to engage with our community and develop new partnerships to further reduce health disparities and gaps;…

4th Annual Gainesville Health & Wellness Fair

UF HealthStreet has partnered with Southern HIV Alcohol Consortium (SHARC), UF Health Cancer Center, and WellFlorida Council, Inc. to host the 4th Annual Gainesville Health & Wellness Fair. These organizations will be providing health screenings (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI), social and medical referrals, health education, and more.

SAVE THE DATE: March 25th, 2021, OCOH Town Hall on Bridging the Gap in Colorectal Cancer Screenings among Minority Groups

On Thursday, March 25th University of Florida’s STEM Translational Communication Center and UF Health Cancer Center will discuss barriers and options to colon cancer screenings, information about microbiomes, and share resources to participate in cancer research. Key Topics: Microbiomes and Nutrition Virtual Colon Cancer Screenings Information about Participating in…

HealthStreet’s Response to the Opioid Crisis

NARCAN® Nasal Spray Distribution Initiative HealthStreet was invited to partner with the Florida Department of Children and Families to fight the opioid epidemic by distributing an expensive life-saving drug, free of charge, to our community members. Opioid addiction has been a leading cause of death in our country, with…

Celebrating 12,000+ Health Intakes!

UF HealthStreet is excited to celebrate our 12,000th member! Members are interviewed by Community Health Workers about their physical and mental health needs and then linked to medical and social services.  We also share opportunities to participate in research. Even during COVID-19, we continued to stay connected to the community…

SAVE THE DATE: January 28, 2021, OCOH Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines

On Thursday, January 28th, UF HealthStreet will be hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) national virtual town hall focusing on the recent COVID-19 vaccines and public health. We invite you to join the discussion on the vaccines with our panel of public health specialists, community engagement directors and, social workers. We anticipate…