We strive to better the health of our community.  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 mental wellness.

We want to highlight your Healthy Monday campaigns and initiatives on our website and social media.  Email us at healthymonday@syr.edu to let us know what Healthy Monday Syracuse activities or events are happening in your office, organization or neighborhood.

The Monday CampaignsThe Monday Campaigns Logo

A national movement backed by leading schools of public health that 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.


Healthy Monday is a great campaign for hospitals to support the wellness of employees, patients and visitors. In Syracuse, Crouse, St. Joseph’s, SUNY Upstate and the VA Hospitals all participate in Healthy Monday.  Walk a Monday Mile at any hospital location’s campus; see our Monday Mile page for details. Check out our Meatless Monday page to learn more on how to grab a delicious plant-based meal from our local hospitals.


Onondaga County

Onondaga County Parks logoProtecting and promoting good health for all residents of Onondaga County, the health department provides numerous programs and services.  Walk a Monday Mile at several Onondaga County parks, including Beaver Lake, Highland Forest, Jamesville Beach and Onondaga Lake Park.

City of Syracuse Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation logo

Former Mayor Stephanie Miner, along with County Executive Joanne Mahoney, demonstrated their support of active living in Central New York, issuing a joint proclamation of September 10th as Move-it Monday Day.  There are a number of Monday Mile routes located in Syracuse parks including: Burnet, Barry, Upper Onondaga, Schiller, Sunnycrest, Thornden and Onondaga Creek Parkway near Kirk Park.


Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

Maxwell School LogoRecognized 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.  There are sister Lerner Centers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  Each year, the Lerner Center supports graduate students who work as Lerner Fellows to assist in carrying out the work of the Center and the Healthy Monday initiative.

Non-Profit Organizations

Fitness Inclusion Network Fitness Inclusion Network logo

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 partners with the Fitness Inclusion Network to conduct accessibility assessments of the Monday Mile routes across Onondaga County. Together we are committed to expanding inclusive fitness opportunities for all members of our community.


HealtheConnections LogoHealtheConnections in a non-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 County Rural Health Network

Madison Co Rural Health Council

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