HealthStreet August Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 6, 2018

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Save the Date! OCOH Town Hall on Pesticides and Human Health.

UF HealthStreet, in partnership with the UCLA CTSI, FSU and UF Law, is hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) national town hall focusing on pesticides… READ MORE »


Practice Mindfulness & Creativity with HealthStreet and #352Creates

352Creates and UF HealthStreet are hosting a day of mindfulness and creativity this Friday, August 10th. 

Adults and children will be able to engage in fun, focused activities that will…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 August calendar 

Teina Phillips

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 outcomesREAD MORE »

OCOH July 2018

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

On July 26, 2018, HealthStreet hosted the 18th national Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) town hall. This meeting addressed the impact of childhood trauma and mental health issues… READ MORE »


Interested in participating in research?

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

HealthStreet is currently navigating people to many of these studies, some of which can be completed in minutes. For instance, we are recruiting for a 15-minute screening for tics among African-Americans. We are also recruiting those 60-years-old and over, who are concerned about their brain health or the brain health of a loved one, for a 20-minute study.

Other studies in which you might be interested:

  1. A study to understand the social circles of adopted adolescents and their parents.
  2. A study to learn more about the causes and brain changes seen in hoarding disorders.

Call, meet us in the community, or come by for more information on these or many other opportunities to participate in improving the health of our community (352-294-4880).

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

These are a few of the studies we are currently recruiting for:

  1. A study that examines how well aspirin works in preventing recurrence of breast cancer in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) who have undergone chemotherapy, surgery, and/or radiation therapy.
  2. A study that compares the effects of different weight-loss strategies on women diagnosed with HER-2 negative, stage II and III breast cancer who fall within the overweight and obese range (BMI 27 kg/m2 - ≥30kg/m2).

If you are interested in hearing more about these and other studies, please contact Teina Phillips at 352-294-4884.

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


UF HealthStreet's Community Health Workers (CHWs) conduct community outreach every day in order to recruit new HealthStreet members and link them to University of Florida research studies. We regularly check our member database (10,350+ and growing) for members who may be eligible to participate in studies.

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 many low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, a clothing closet and a toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member. 

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