Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion

The Lerner Center’s mission is to improve population and community health through research, education, advocacy, and health promotion programming focused on the social, spatial, and structural determinants of physical, mental, and behavioral health and health disparities. The Center is housed within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. With over 20 faculty affiliates from public health, sociology, psychology, economics, medicine, and public administration, the Lerner Center’s approach to research and education is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.

As part of its health promotion programming, the Lerner Center develops and delivers Healthy Monday programs. Healthy Monday is a national public health initiative to end chronic preventable diseases by offering weekly prompts to support people and organizations in starting and sustaining healthy behaviors.