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Meet The New HealthStreet Staff

  Andrew McConville: Community Health Worker Andrew joined HealthStreet to expand his skillset with research recruitment and community outreach. For him, the most gratifying parts about being a CHW are linking members to studies, hearing how interested people are about bettering their health, and observing benefits of well-represented…

Skin Cancer Awareness

May is skin cancer awareness month! We all love the sun and spending time outside, but it can come at a cost. Being outside without protection or using tanning beds can lead to skin cancer. The good news is that there are…

Free Cooking Matters® Classes

Cooking Matters® is a cooking-based nutrition education program that empowers families with skills, knowledge, and confidence to plan and create nutritious meals on a limited budget. Learn how to shop for and prepare healthy, delicious food.  Participants receive meal planning…

Our Community, Our Health Recap

National Public Health Week at the University of Florida featured UF HealthStreet’s first national forum, “Our Community, Our Health,” on April 9th. This unique forum was held by NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions…

HealthStreet Welcomes New Manager, Vicki Piazza!

We are happy to introduce Vicki Piazza as the new project manager at HealthStreet. She is an experienced program manager of workforce development initiatives and special projects, specializing in designing and implementing educational and entrepreneurial training programs. In Ms. Piazza’s last position, she served in a leadership role at Startup…

Our Community, Our Health

HealthStreet is holding its 3rd  Our Community, Our Health! Join community members across the country for a conversation with health researchers about Type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure and tips on talking to a healthcare provider about the topics discussed. The reception starts at  5:30pm, and the event will begin…

Art Contest @ HealthStreet

HealthStreet is holding its 3rd art contest open to all students grade Pre-K to 8th in Alachua County. We’re  showcasing local student artists to increase awareness on the importance of physical activity. All work will be displayed at HealthStreet,  and judged. Winning entries will receive prizes! Students are welcome…

HealthStreet Welcomes New Spring Interns

Every spring HealthStreet welcomes full time interns from the Masters of Public Health program, and Bachelors of Health Education Behavior Program.  These interns will be focusing on a variety of projects this semester including developing research projects, organizing community events, conducting health assessments, and much more. Please join us in…

Learn About the Cancer Resource Center

By: Stephanie Oberweger  The Cancer Resource Center, run by Mr. Gaddy, is one of the many opportunities for community education and support provided at HealthStreet. The center originally began through Mr. Gaddy’s effort to continue a man-to-man support group for Prostate cancer survivors and those familiar or interested…

Dr.Deepthi Varma Receives New Grant!

  Dr. Deepthi Varma received a 12-month Clinical Pilot Award from the Clinical Translational Science Institute. Her project focuses on the outreach mechanisms of HealthStreet, specifically the “Effectiveness of text messaging and reminder calls to increase use of service referrals provided through community outreach.” When the project begins…