HealthStreet December Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 10, 2018

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HEALTHY AGING - Evidence-Based Lifestyle Interventions | January 22, 2019 | 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 6-7 p.m. EST

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 - OCOH Town Hall on Healthy Aging

The upcoming Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) national town hall meeting will cover healthy aging and how exercise and nutritional interventions can transform the aging process. Longevity scientists…READ MORE »


For More HealthStreet Events, Click on Our Calendar!

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker outreach efforts, classes, support groups, and events that aim to better the community's health! 

Click here to see our December calendar 

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In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Diabetes: The Hidden Epidemic”

On Thursday, November 29th, UF HealthStreet hosted a town hall meeting about how diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic.

The interactive forum was livestreamed, allowing both in-person and online audience members to have their questions…READ MORE »


Did you know?

HealthStreet provides support groups and other resources for people diagnosed with cancer, including opportunities to participate in health research.

Our survivor cohort has over 900 people. If you're interested in joining, call us at (352) 294-4880. 


Interested in participating in research?

UF researchers conduct many different kinds of research studies, including clinical trials. Some studies focus on enrolling volunteers with certain health conditions, but others need healthy volunteers to enroll.

HealthStreet is currently navigating people to many of these studies, some of which can be completed in minutes. 

Here are a few studies that you can participate in now:

  1. A study to determine if intensive medical therapy provided as part of a directed protocol is better than usual medical care in women who have signs and symptoms of suspected ischemia
  2. A study that examines the feasibility of a phone app to measure anxiety and mood-change symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women, and
  3. A study that examines the impact of breastfeeding on the infant gut microbiome and pediatric obesity. 

HealthStreet’s Cancer Research Engagement Program also provides numerous opportunities for community members to participate in health research at the University of Florida. 

Here is one of the studies we are currently recruiting for:

  1. A study that examines if the study drug, Niraparib, works against advanced stage neoplastic cancers.

Visit our Cancer Research Engagement Program web page for health education and medical and social resources devoted to cancer.

If you are interested in hearing more about these and other studies, please contact HealthStreet at 352-294-4880.


Learn how HealthStreet can help your study:


About HealthStreet

HealthStreet is a community engagement program that connects community members to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida.  By completing a health assessment with one of our Community Health Workers, we can provide you with information about low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, and a clothing closet and toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member. 

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