HealthNets Conference

Partnerships for Health.

The HealthNets conference is a professional development event that promotes the exchange of ideas in teaching and research among health educators assisting our new and seasoned health educators to stay current and innovative in their practices. 

HealthNets was started in the fall of 1997 by Dr. Monica Homer and Professor Mary Barrese as an informal gathering of health educators at the local, state and national level to discuss teaching strategies, skill based education, comprehensive health education and explore advances in health studies. After four years of small meetings, it was decided to provide an annual conference which meets professional development needs for in service health educators and CHES/MCHES participants.

Highlighted Presentations from the 2017 Conference

My Health Class Dull? No Way!

Dr. Shannon Gifford

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The Reality of Being a Dual Subject Teaching in an Alternative Setting

Angela Matinale
High School of Fashion Industries

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How can we differentiate instruction to enhance student learning?

Victoria Vagnone
Health Educator
Richmond Hill High School

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Prepare, Present, Assess

Charles Rizzuto
Physical Education Teacher
Oyster Bay High School

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Grant Writing for Teachers: From Daunting to Doable

Nathalie Zarisfi
Director of Faculty Center for Professional Excellence 

Emilia Zarco
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management

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» Programs and agendas from past conferences

For more information about HealthNets, please contact:


Cynthia Proscia
HealthNets Coordinator
p – 516.877.4256
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