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Fall Family Activities in Gainesville

  The weather drops a few degrees and the ancticipation for the upcoming holidays heightens, but there is no time like the fall season to spend your time outdoors and with the family. One of our HealthStreet volunteers, Melissa, created a list of fun, safe and healthy activities to explore wth your…

Research At HealthStreet: Periodontal Disease-Dental Study

  HealthStreet is currently recruiting for a study that investigates aggressive forms of gum diseases that are more prevalent in children. Why Participate? HealthStreet members who participate receive up to 5 years of dental examination and cleanings at no cost! Participation also improves the quality of life and oral…

Our Community, Our Health: Post-Event Resources

National Resources   National Institute on Drug Abuse For Teens NIDA For Teens has drug facts, blogs, interactive videos and games, along with lessons and quizzes https://teens.drugabuse.gov/ National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (301) 443-4513 Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Additional info can be found:…

NEW Creative Workshops at HealthStreet for People Affected by Cancer

Starting in the month of October, HealthStreet is excited to host Creative for Health: Art and Writing Workshops for People Affected by Cancer!  We will be collaborating with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine to promote a healthier community through engaging workshops for writing, art, theater, and music in a…

The Buzz Around HealthStreet

      First year UF medical students stopped by HealthStreet as part of a scavenger hunt put together by Dr. Linda Cottler and Dr. Catherine Striley, HealthStreet’s Co-Directors. The scavenger hunt, better known as the Public Health Plunge, immersed the medical students into the field of public…

HealthStreet’s Recovery Month a Success

 2nd National Our Community, Our Health HealthStreet hosted the 2nd National Our Community, Our Health on Sept. 24 in partnership with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and National Institute on Drug Abuse(NIDA)  The event was viewed across the country by more than 370…

HealthStreet Spotlight: Community Members with Mental Health Disorders

Behavioral health issues affect many people in our community According to our HealthStreet member database, 37.4% of people in Alachua County reported being told by a health  professional that they had a mental health disorder(Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Mania), and 7.8% of people in Alachua Country reported being told by a…

HealthStreet to Partner with UF Center for Arts in Medicine

HealthStreet is partnering with the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine to create programs for the community that emphasize art as a medium for healthier lifestyles. Bringing the Community Together Through the Arts Jill Sonke, the Director of the UF Center for Arts in Medicine is excited for the…