Making Monday the Day All Health Breaks Loose!

We’re a public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Syracuse Universities that promotes sustainable behavior change by dedicating every Monday to health.

Our Campaigns

Individuals and organizations can apply one or more of our campaigns to address different health behaviors, including nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and tobacco cessation.

Highlights from Our Partners

We work with leading health institutions to develop evidence-based health programs and promotions that can be implemented in a range of settings including hospitals, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Teams from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have lent their expertise to engage more countries and international NGOs in doing Meatless Monday, as a way to reduce meat consumption around the world.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center worked with The Monday Campaigns to develop a Healthy Monday wellness program designed for nurses and nurse practitioners to reduce stress and increase healthy physical activity.

The Lerner Center in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University implemented the Move It Monday-Monday Mile program across two counties in upstate New York. Their efforts drove participation from local residents, and resulted in new walking paths throughout the cities.

The NYU Langone Health Rusk Rehabilitation team created a program focused on digital delivery to improve patient learning and participation in cardiopulmonary rehab activities. Early data shows promising results for improving engagement.

In Memoriam - Sid Lerner

We mourn the loss of Sid Lerner, our Founder and Leader, who inspired new approaches to public health with Meatless Monday and The Monday Campaigns. Sid woke up every day thinking about how he could make the world a better place, and he will be remembered for being a tireless fighter for the greater good. We will not lose sight of his mission, spirit, and passion.

In the News

From gratitude journaling to mindfulness to deep breathing, DeStress for Success offers solutions to common college-life problems and challenges.
The initiative encourages local residents to walk a total of 32 miles over a two-month period, representing the distance from the Franklin county line to the Jefferson county line on Highway 98.
The monthly nonprofit insider newsletter, Nonprofit Communications Report, recently published an article highlighting the many ways The Monday Campaigns has leveraged our diet, fitness, and stress relief resources to promote public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy Monday for Total Wellness

The Healthy Monday campaign encompasses more than one health behavior. Organizations can create their own Healthy Monday wellness program using resources from each campaign and individuals can sign up for our Healthy Monday Refresh newsletter and follow #HealthyMonday to get a weekly round-up of the latest news from all of our campaigns.

This Week's Healthy Monday Practices

DeStress Earth Feature
Nature is medicine for soul. Spending more time outdoors can help you relieve stress and find balance. Learn how meditation can help you build a stronger connection with your natural surroundings.
Quit Environment Feature
Let’s clear the air: quitting smoking isn’t just good for your health; it’s also good for the health of the planet. This Monday, consider how smoking affects the air inside and outside.
There’s an overwhelming body of research showing that, when it comes to agriculture, meat production has the most significant impact on the environment and climate change.
Move It Biking Featured
Besides getting you from point A to point B, biking is an excellent form of exercise that can improve your physical health as well as save the environment from one more car on the road. This Monday, bike safely and reap the benefits.
Plant-based seafood alternatives play a crucial role in preserving the environment and mitigating the effects of commercial fishing. And that’s why Meatless Monday is thrilled to bring attention to innovative brands pushing the envelope of what can be created out of simpl...
Our friends at ChopChop Magazine are sharing some of their most popular pantry-friendly recipes to help you through this time when most people are spending a lot more time cooking at home with what they already have.