Healthstreet

HealthStreet volunteers

Overview


HealthStreet, a University of Florida community-based effort, accepts applications for student interns year-round. HealthStreet, founded by Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, Dean’s Professor of Epidemiology, is affiliated with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UF. Community Health Workers (CHW) engage residents in the community and at HealthStreet, located at 2401 SW Archer Road in Gainesville. They discuss their health concerns, health problems and needs for services. This information becomes the basis for offering the opportunity to participate in relevant research and to receive referrals to health and social services.

HealthStreet is a successful model of community engagement funded by the NIH that is being replicated internationally. As part of our C.A.M.E.O. program, we offer first year or advanced students a customized practicum or internship experience that will provide training in five core initiatives, which are Communication Strategies, Analysis of Data, Community-Engaged Program Management, Community Health Education and Outreach.

For more information, please email Luisa Murphy at luisafajardo@ufl.edu with a resume and cover letter expressing your interest for joining HealthStreet as a volunteer or intern.