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 the News

The Monday Mile program, inspired by the pilot program at Syracuse University, will encourage students and faculty to walk or run a mile on or off-campus. Participants can join in the fun and record their progress through an app and are encouraged to submit a selfie pictu...
Leveraging every Monday as a “fresh start” can support a more sustainable commitment to quitting vaping. Dr. Joanna Cohen suggested using the “Quit Monday” approach to quitting to Healthline.
During challenging times, people display an incredible capacity for compassion, sacrifice, and love. To bring attention to these inspirational acts, we’re sharing a weekly roundup of good news every Monday.

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 Covid feature
Although there’s no direct evidence connecting cigarette smoking with an increased likelihood of contracting COVID-19, people with a history of cigarette use are at a higher risk of developing serious respiratory illnesses.
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.
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Eating more plant-based foods is good for our health and the environment, but many people new to meatless meals have questions about getting enough protein without meat or dairy. But thankfully, it’s easy to get plenty of protein from eating plant-based foods.
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.