Community Partners

We are committed to making our campus and community a healthy one.  With a goal to end chronic, preventable disease we want to work with partners who are engaged in programming that addresses physical activity, nutrition and emotional wellness.

We want to promote your Healthy Monday moments and campaigns on our website and social media.  Email us at to let us know what Healthy Monday Syracuse activities or events are happening in your office, neighborhood or community.

Read on for more information about our partners and the work that we do.


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The Monday Campaigns

A national movement backed by leading schools of public health dedicates the first day of every week to health.  Every Monday, individuals and organizations join together to commit to healthy behaviors that help end chronic, preventable diseases.  The Monday Campaigns is a non-profit public health initiative in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.


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 Crouse Hospital

The Crouse Hospital Simply Well program promotes employee and family wellness by providing resources and programs that will lead to happier and healthier lives.  Enjoy a Meatless Monday meal prepared in the Clock Tower Cafe or join the Monday Mile passport club and get active by walking.



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St. Joseph’s Hospital

Walk the St. Joseph’s Hospital Monday Mile route.  This loop begins right outside the main hospital lobby entrance and circles the campus, traveling past some of the great businesses in Syracuse’s north side neighborhood.  Enjoy healthy, Meatless Monday options in the cafeteria.

 Upstate Pathway to Wellness logoSUNY Upstate

Upstate’s Pathway to Wellness Program supports the Monday Mile and the dining facilities at Upstate promote  Meatless Monday every week.  You can walk the Monday Mile loop at the Downtown campus beginning on Irving Avenue in front of Weiskotten Hall.  There is also a serene Monday Mile loop at the Community Campus which begins at the gazebo near the Emergency Department and connects to neighboring Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.  Try Meatless Monday meals with Morrison Healthcare Food Services at all their locations or take healthy, meatless options to-go at EspressOasis, located at the Downtown hospital between the lobby and Cancer Center.

Upstate employees and students can enjoy a piece of free, fresh fruit after their workout at the Campus Activities Building every Monday during the academic year, sponsored by Healthy Monday Syracuse.

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 Syracuse VA Medical Center

A Meatless Monday partner, Veterans Canteen Service, which manages the food service and retail operations for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center is proudly serving our veterans.  Visit the hospital cafeteria for delicious and thoughtfully prepared Meatless Monday dining options every week.

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 Onondaga County

Health Department– Protecting and promoting good health for all residents of Onondaga County by providing numerous programs and services.  The Onondaga County Health department participates in Healthy Monday with their employees and the individuals and families they serve in our community.

Onondaga County Parks– Onondaga County Parks offer numerous benefits for the community: fostering positive interactions between citizens, providing green space to promote healthy and active living, and supporting the economy by providing an attractive environment.  Walk the Monday Mile at any of these great parks: Beaver Lake, Highland Forest, Jamesville Beach and Onondaga Lake Park.  Find more information about these loops on our Monday Mile page.

Executive’s Office- County Executive Joanne Mahoney is in support of good health for the residents of Onondaga County and together with Mayor Stephanie Miner declared September 10th as Move-it Monday Day!

Office for Aging– The Onondaga County Office for Aging is committed to supporting services for senior citizens, caregivers and families through advocacy, planning, coordination, direct services and program funding.  We partner with the office of aging to promote Meatless Monday and healthy nutrition for seniors in our community by providing nutrition information at county-wide feeding sites and to meal delivery participants.

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 City of Syracuse

Mayor’s Office– Mayor Stephanie Miner is committed to developing the City of Syracuse into a safe and healthy community for people to live, work and play.  Mayor Miner, along with County Executive Joanne Mahoney are in support of active living, issuing a joint proclamation of September 10th as Move-it Monday Day.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs– The mission of the Syracuse Parks Department is to cultivate and sustain leisure programming while providing attractive parks that will enrich the quality of life for both residents and visitors, as well as to preserve it for future generations.  There are a number of Monday Mile walking routes in Syracuse City Parks including: Burnet, Barry, Upper Onondaga, Schiller, Sunnycrest and Thornden Parks.  Find more information about these routes on our Monday Mile page.

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Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Recognized as one of the world’s best graduate schools of public affairs, the Maxwell School is the home base for the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion which manages the Healthy Monday Syracuse campaign.  Each year, the Lerner Center supports Master of Public Administration students who works as  Lerner Fellows to assist in carrying out the work of the Center and the Healthy Monday initiative.

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Central New York Master of Public Health Program

The Central New York Master of Public Health Program is a professional degree program which provides a population-based perspective and is designed to prepare students to investigate and manage public health issues.  The program is a collaboration between SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  CNYMPH students have the opportunity to conduct research, tackle real-world public health issues and work with the Healthy Monday Syracuse initiative while working as Lerner Fellows for the Center.


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Fitness Inclusion Network

The Fitness Inclusion Network is a collaborative, cross-institution initiative launched in 2013 with support from Upstate Foundation/Golisano Children’s Hospital, SUNY Cortland Department of Physical Education and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.  They are an interdisciplinary group of athletes, students, families and professionals in adapted physical education, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, engineering, therapeutic recreation, special education, social work, and disability policy and law.  Healthy Monday Syracuse has partnered with the Fitness Inclusion Network to conduct accessibility assessments of the Monday Mile routes across Onondaga County and together we are committed to expanding inclusive fitness opportunities for all members of our community.


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The Near Westside Initiative

The Near Westside Initiative combines art, technology, innovation and neighborhood values and culture to revitalize Syracuse’s Near West Side neighborhood.  Renovation, innovation and collaboration are in the heart of Central New York and all form the SALT (Syracuse Art Life and Technology) District.



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Nojaim’s Supermarket

Anchored in the Near West Side neighborhood for over 90 years, Nojaim’s is committed to serving the community and improving the health of residents in the Near West Side.  In collaboration with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, the Near West Side Initiative, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Nojaim’s addresses issues of access to healthy food, nutrition education and the management of chronic diseases, like diabetes and pre-diabetes, to improve the health of people living in impoverished communities.


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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County

The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) System extends Cornell University’s land-grant programs to citizens across New York State and puts research into practice by providing high-value educational programs and university-based resources that help solve real-life problems.  CCE provides community-based nutrition education, links families to resources that assist them in developing healthy lifestyles and has partnered with Healthy Monday Syracuse to provide Kids Cook Monday and Meatless Monday cooking demonstrations in the community with an emphasis on youth and family nutrition.

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American Cancer Society

For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.  Locally, the American Cancer Society supports efforts to promote tobacco cessation and has partnered with Healthy Monday Syracuse to provide Quit and Stay Quit Monday cessation resources and information to community residents and healthcare providers.




HealtheConnections in a non-for-profit organization that supports the meaningful use of health information exchange and technology adoption, and the use of community health data and best practices to enable Central New York stakeholders to transform and improve patient care, improve population health and lower health care costs.  Through a partnership with HealtheConnections, Healthy Monday Syracuse works to expand its reach to surrounding counties to assist in the development with Healthy Monday initiatives, like the Monday Mile.


Madison Co Rural Health Council Madison County Rural Health Network

The Madison County Rural Health Council, Inc. (MCRHC) was established in April 2013 by a consortium of organizations representing the largest providers of health and social services in the county.  Healthy Monday Syracuse has partnered with the MCRHC to develop a county-wide Monday Mile initiative with walking trails planned for Canastota, Oneida, Morrisville, Stockbridge/Munnsville and Brookfield.  This initiative encourages residents to get active by walking and supports efforts to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity and adult diabetes.