The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University was established in 2011 with a gift from Sid and Helaine Lerner.

The mission of the Center is to improve population health through applied research and evaluation, education, engaged service and advocating for evidence-based policy and practice change. The Lerner Center works in partnership with local residents, students, researchers and public health professionals to identify needs, develop programming and deploy collaborative initiatives.

The Center is responsible for the Healthy Monday Syracuse campaign, a national initiative to help end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts and programs to support people and participating organizations in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors. The Center also develops, implements, and oversees community health initiatives as well participates as an active partner in a number of community-wide projects. The Center is a part of a network of three Lerner Centers, with teams at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins.

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