HealthStreet April Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 4, 2019

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OCOH Our Community, Our Health Medical Marijuana May 29, 2019 6-7 p.m. EDT 2401 SW Archer Road Gainesville FL

SAVE THE DATE: May 29, 2019 – OCOH Town Hall on Medical Marijuana 

On Wednesday, May 29th, UF HealthStreet will be hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) national town hall focusing on medical marijuana and public...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 April calendar 

Pictured is Dr. Micah Johnson and the students of the STOMP Lab standing in front of the Health Street sign at UF Health Street

STOMP Lab at HealthStreet Immerses Undergrad Students in Substance Abuse Research

STOMP Research Lab recruits and trains students from historically underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds to go on to research careers in public healthREAD MORE »


Did you know?

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

Our survivor cohort has over 980 community members. 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.

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 2-hour focus group to discuss participants' experiences with drug use (specifically the use of cocaine with either alcohol, marijuana or both) to help researchers understand the best questions to ask to gather information on polysubstance use;
  2. A focus group to assess the acceptance and usability of a mobile-phone application to manage anxiety and monitor mood-change symptoms among pregnant and postpartum women;
  3. A study for licensed drivers 65+ to obtain the thoughts and beliefs of older adults on self-driving vehicles; and
  4. A study using virtual human technology (VHT) seeking participants who identify as Hispanic/Latino, who are between the ages of 50-73, and who are fluent in reading and speaking both English and Spanish.

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:

If you are interested in collaborating with HealthStreet, click the button above
or contact Krinna Patel at or 352-294-4880.


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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Phone: 352-294-4880

2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608


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Tamara Lowrey
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University of Florida | Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health and Health Professions | College of Medicine
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