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.

This year, instead of one large conference, as we have done for the past 16 years, HealthNets will host two identical conferences to be run more like a workshop at the Garden City Campus. We will focus strictly on the new New York state mandate for Mental Health Education Literacy and assist health educators with creating skill based mental health units. There is a 45 person cap on each date, and registration is first come first serve. Due to the requests of multiple health educators who have been closed out of our first two conferences, HealthNets is adding a third.  


October 24, 2018
Center for Recreation and Sport

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Registration for October 24, 2018 has reached capacity.

November 6, 2018
Ruth S. Harley University Center

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Registration for November 6, 2018 has reached capacity.

December 7, 2018
Angello Alumni House
154 Cambridge Avenue

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» Register for the Conference

» 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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