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.

Calm the Mind, Calm the Class with the DeStress Monday at School Program

Start the school year right with our DeStress Monday at School program! Join the thousands of teachers around the world who've used our free 10-week email series to introduce stress management practices into their personal routine and their classroom.

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.

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

This week we’re highlighting the ways your food choices impact the health of your gut. Some foods can help boost your body’s production of beneficial bacteria, while other foods may reduce the diversity of gut bacteria, weakening its overall effectiveness.
Getting the proper amount of sleep can dramatically improve your physical health and mental wellbeing. This Monday, learn about how quality sleep can benefit your cognitive functions, physical health, energy levels, and mood.
Good preparation is key when you quit smoking. An often overlooked form of prep is to dispose of all physical reminders of smoking, including your cigarettes, matches, ashtrays, and lighters.
You don’t need a treadmill, weights or a squat rack to build muscle at home; with a little creativity, you can fashion a number of household items into fitness gear.
Quit SMART Feature
Goals are essential to a successful quit. When you know where you’re going, the way becomes clear. This Monday, we’ve got five easy tips to help you quit smoking.
Although fitting in family time isn’t always easy, there are numerous ways you can connect with the family when things get busy—and many of the options don’t require venturing too far beyond your living room or backyard.
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.