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Save the Date! Nov 29th: OCOH Town Hall on Diabetes: The Hidden Epidemic

Join us for the 20th national Our Community, Our Health town hall on November 29th to discuss the diabetes epidemic and the uncontrolled cost of insulin. This interactive town hall will: Focus on current diabetes research. Discuss the prevalence of diabetes and the relative lack of funding for research. Describe the skyrocketing cost of…

Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Gainesville, Fla.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month A National Challenge: Outside of certain forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. But researchers are continually finding new, improved treatments that help people with breast cancer live longer. Much of…

In Case You Missed It: UF Healthstreet’s 3rd Annual Night of Dance

HealthStreet’s third annual Night of Dance brought together a cross-section of Gainesville’s diverse communities for a night that was part dance party, part health fair, and all fun! The night began with a ballad sung by Alyssa Berger followed by a session of yoga with Crimson Roe of Yoga Pod.

In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Pesticides and Health: What We Need to Know”

On August 29, 2018, HealthStreet hosted the 18th national Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) town hall. This meeting addressed the impact of pesticides on health and featured panelists with backgrounds in neurology, social policy, farmer-worker advocacy, and child and family sciences. The discussion focused on the epidemiological evidence…

OCOH September 27, 2018 “Multiple Sclerosis: Advances in Care and Treatment”

Join us for the 20th national Our Community, Our Health town hall on September 27th, as our panel from the University of Southern California, the University of Florida, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society gather to discuss the advances in care and treatment for people who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We will discuss:…

HealthStreet’s 3rd Annual Night of Dance

Meet us at Bo Diddley Plaza on Saturday, October 13th, from 4-7 p.m. Come celebrate one of Gainesville’s favorite community events, with an evening of dancing, entertainment, and wellness. Night of Dance has plenty of activities and entertainment for everyone, including live music, dance lessons, and an…

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: September 26

Mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity, and heart, takes the lives of 2,500 Americans each year. This rare cancer is preventable and is only caused by exposure to microscopic asbestos fibers. When inhaled or ingested, the fibers embed in the lining of the organs,…

HealthStreet Spotlight: Teina Phillips

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Teina Phillips as the Director of Operations for UF HealthStreet. Teina brings over 20 years of experience in working together with diverse community members, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers and governmental agencies to address social determinants of health and improve health outcomes. For…

In Case you Missed It: OCOH, “National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

On July 26, 2018, HealthStreet hosted the 17th national Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) town hall. This meeting addressed the impact of childhood trauma and mental health issues on minority communities. The event featured three panelists with backgrounds in mental health, child development and social epidemiology. The discussion focused…