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.
Read on for more information about our partners and the work that we do.
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.
Crouse, St. Joseph’s, SUNY Upstate and the VA Hospital all participate in Healthy Monday. Healthy Monday is a great campaign for hospitals to support the wellness of employees, patients and visitors. Walk a Monday Mile at any hospital location’s campus; see our Monday Mile page for details or purchase a healthy, meatless meal from the hospital cafeteria. SUNY Upstate students and employees can grab a fresh piece of fruit from the Campus Activities Building every Monday during the academic year after their workout, sponsored by Healthy Monday Syracuse.
Protecting 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
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. 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
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. 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 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.
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.
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 partners 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.
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.
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 partners with the MCRHC on a county-wide Monday Mile initiative with walking trails in Canastota, Oneida, Morrisville, Stockbridge/Munnsville, Brookfield and DeRuyter. This initiative encourages residents to get active by walking and supports efforts to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity and adult diabetes.