Long Island University's first Annual Public Health Symposium “Health for All” will convene leaders and experts on current public health, health promotion and disease prevention issues. 

Featured speaker and author Larry Cohen,fFounder of Prevention Institute, will share his wisdom on issues of disease prevention and health promotion and at the same time challenge our local public health policies and procedures by inviting local leaders to respond to the current status of prevention and health promotion. 

During his talk, In the First Place – Prevention Matters, Cohen will share strategies and tools for achieving health, safety, and equity in the first place, and excerpts from his book, Prevention Diaries, which describes the daily life that shapes our health, and amplifies the critical need to shift our focus in health from after-the-fact to community-level true prevention.

In the First Place – Prevention Matters
Long Island University
University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
4 to 7 PM

Following Larry's talk will be a panel, Furthering PREVENTION LEADERSHIP & OUTCOMES, by key health experts including:


    As Chief Executive Officer of START Treatment & Recovery Centers (formerly Addiction, Research and Treatment Corporation), located in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Brown is responsible for the entire corporation, including all aspects of health care services, oversight of health care professionals, and the conduct of behavioral and biomedical research. His scientific contributions have focused upon the sequellae of addiction and improving treatment of substance use disorders, resulting in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and published abstracts, reflecting research sponsored by government and private industry.


    CEO, Diaspora Community Services

    Since beginning her tenure at DCS in 2003, Ms. Jocelyn has significantly increased the organization’s budget, locations and staff; strengthening and increasing its capacity to serve the Brooklyn community.  Her creativity has lead to the development of several new programs.  They all represent a scope of diverse funding (city, local, state, federal, individual) strategically developed to ensure the viability and success of Diaspora’s ability to stay to true its mission.

    Ms. Jocelyn has over 20 years experience in human services and public health administration.  Carine has an extensive professional background working with diverse populations, staff training, fund-raising and development.  Proficient in non-profit management, budget development and quality assurance, she has served as a consultant to various health, education, youth and social service agencies.  She currently sits on the board of directors of, Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition.   


    Assistant Commissioner New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene / Medical Director for Center for Health Equity's Brooklyn District Public Health Office

* Thanks to Dean of Students Jessica Hayes and Division of Campus life for providing an opportunity for first 50 students who come to the event to receive the book “Prevention Diaries: The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All” which will be signed by the author Larry Cohen during the reception after the presentation. 


Long Island University
University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201