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.

Healthy Aging

The Healthy Monday Healthy Aging Package is a 12-week series designed to help address the natural changes that come with age. Each week, users will be introduced to a different method for healthy aging, including low-impact exercises, simple techniques for stress management, easy plant-based recipes, and tips to improve sleep quality.

Refresh Every Monday with Our Check-Up Tool

Our interactive Healthy Monday Refresh Check-Up Tool is designed to help you assess how you’re feeling every Monday and see options for actions you can take to move toward you wellness goals.

The Monday Campaigns News

Americans are looking forward to better health in 2022, according to a new nationally representative survey conducted by Data Decisions Group (DDG) and The Monday Campaigns.
Eric Adams serves up a Meatless Monday meal at the launch of the program at NYC Health + Hospitals
Adams has always been a strong proponent of programs like Meatless Monday, advocating for its adoption in public schools, prisons, government buildings, and hospitals.
Teachers deserve to have tools that can reduce their stress at their disposal. The DSMAS program is a simple, turnkey option that takes only a few minutes every week to start off with a more mindful, focused approach.

Recent News

Alameda Health System has been using Healthy Monday materials since 2020 as a way to bring simple and action-oriented health messaging to their 5,000 employees and large, diverse patient population.
Parenting has never been a stress-free responsibility, but in the years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the job of the parent has become even more difficult and complex.
To reduce overall mortality risk, one must consume a high-quality diet that includes more whole foods and less red/processed meat, while also incorporating regular physical activity into one’s weekly routine.

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

The F.I.T.T. formula (frequency, intensity, type, and time) is a flexible exercise framework that can help bring structure to your fitness routine.
There’s an abundance of online tobacco cessation groups available to help support your quit. Online “quit” groups are not the same as in-person counseling, but they do come with their own set of unique benefits.
DeStress SMART Feature
The SMART approach can help set us on a path to success. By breaking down goals into specific, measurable, and attainable steps, you are more likely to stay focused and maintain your commitment.
You can eat whatever you want! Meatless Monday is a lifestyle that allows you to eat the foods you enjoy. Research shows that consuming less red and processed meat and more plant-based foods can lead to a healthier and more sustainable life.
A daily walk can be the perfect opportunity to get up from your chair and take in some fresh air. Although walking alone can benefit your physical health, strolling with a companion can boost your mood and overall wellbeing.
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.