Clinical Research Vehicle serves East Gainesville during Community Impact Day

The UF CTSI Clinical Research Vehicle
Samuel Tucker
Samuel Tucker receives a COVID-19 vaccine

University of Florida Health provided health outreach and lunch during a local Community Impact Day on Tuesday, June 15. The event was hosted by the Florida Central Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction at Upper Room Ministries in East Gainesville. The CTSI’s Clinical Research Vehicle staff provided health screenings for about 25 area residents, and community health workers from UF HealthStreet offered free health assessments and referrals to free and low-cost medical and social services.

Ten people received a COVID-19 vaccination, offered by UF Health in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County. In addition, attendees participated in hands-only CPR demonstrations to learn how to administer CPR in case they were to witness a sudden cardiac arrest. UF Health sponsored a Terrell’s Bar-B-Que lunch for event attendees.