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.
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.
Find the Monday Campaigns that Work for You
Our campaigns offer weekly activities to stay healthy, along with free resources that organizations can use to start their own Monday programs.
Go Meatless on Monday
We have program materials and recipes to implement Meatless Monday in your school, hospital, workplace, or community.
DeStress on Monday
We have weekly practices for breathing, mindfulness, and positivity, to refresh your mind on Monday and help you manage stress all week.
Cook With Kids on Monday
We have kid-friendly recipes, cooking tips, and guides to implement programs in school or community settings.
Get Moving Monday
We have simple, accessible exercises that make it easy to take the first step to moving more at home, work, or in your community.
Make Monday Quit Day
We support smokers with weekly tips and offer a Program Enhancement Guide for tobacco cessation professionals.
We encourage caregivers to set aside time every Monday to focus on taking care of themselves with weekly self-care practices, research, and programmatic materials.
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
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.