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.

Urgent Self-Care

The Healthy Monday Urgent Self-Care series is designed to help you carve out those much-needed moments of calm throughout the day. The 8-week series offers stress-management techniques and coping mechanisms to help address a range of different feelings and emotions.

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

New research published in the journal BMJ indicates that adhering to a healthy lifestyle can increase the lifespan of older adults, and many of those additional years can be lived with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.
Research shows that the right routine can actually help individuals handle periods of uncertainty and change.
New research shows that a brisk walk may do slow down the aging process and add as much as 16 years by midlife. 

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

Make Monday an occasion to try some mindful walking when you need to de-stress for a few minutes between activities.
One of the best ways to become more grounded in the moment is to just pay attention to the sensations of your body and the environment around you.
Turn mushrooms into meat with these 10 hearty and delicious recipes.
Egg-cellent meals, made plant-based. Check out our favorite plant-based recipes for French toast, quiche, meatballs, scramble, and more.
Relieve stress without cigarettes by using the 5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique, a practice which uses all five of your senses to bring greater awareness to your current state-of-being.
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.