As the election approaches, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, Shannon Monnat, encourages voters to think about health care policy in a broader context before heading to the booth. She writes, “…it’s important to think about policies beyond what we typically term “health care.” Instead of focusing on health insurance, we need to think about how our various economic and social policies create the conditions in which we spend our everyday lives.” Read the full article here.
Statement on Systemic Racism and Racialized Violence
As a center that aims to improve population health and promote health equity, the Lerner Center is deeply saddened and horrified at the continued preventable loss of black lives. The recent police murder of George Floyd is the latest manifestation of a long history of systemic racism and violence against black people in the U.S. Racism is an ongoing threat to population health, and it is not possible to achieve health equity without addressing racial injustices and their structural roots. Racism kills both directly and indirectly and is embedded in every U.S. institution. As both scholars and concerned citizens, it is our responsibility to speak out against racism and injustice in all forms. Recognizing that words are not enough, the Lerner Center is also committed to conducting, supporting, and disseminating the findings from research on the causes and consequences of racial health inequities and advocating for solutions to eliminate these inequities. We stand in solidarity with those opposing racism and racialized violence, and we will continue to work toward promoting a healthier and more just society.
Healthy Monday Programs and Events
Looking to build resilience, connect with fellow students, strengthen your focus, and more?
Join us for DeStress for Success, a positive psychology workshop series. Over the next 5 weeks we will explore ways to increase your well being while at Syracuse. DeStress for Success is open to all SU and ESF students. Masks are required.
When: Every Monday, 9/21-10/19, 5:30 – 6:30pm (Please arrive 15 minutes early.)
Where: Barnes Center Room 308
Sept. 21: Manage Your Mindset
Sept. 28: Focus & Flow
Oct. 5: Connect during Coronavirus
Oct. 12: Discover Your Strengths
Note: Take the free VIA Character Strengths survey before session
Oct. 19: Build Healthy Habits
All sessions are drop-in. Those who attend all 5 sessions will receive a Healthy Monday Certificate.
For more information, contact Mary Kate Lee.
Stay active this fall in Central New York. Join the Monday Mile Virtual Passport Program.
Population Health Research Brief Series
- Child Injuries and the Timing of SNAP Benefits Receipt
- COVID-19 Trends Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Living in Residential Group Homes in New York State through July 10, 2020
- Rural COVID-19 Mortality Rates are Highest in Counties with the Largest Percentages of Blacks and Hispanics
- Many Older Americans Do Not Receive the Recommended Home Health Care After Hospitalization
- Does Proximity to Fast Food Increase the Incidence of Childhood Obesity?
- A Call to Revitalize Mental Health Wellness Practices for Black, Indigenous, & College Students of Color
- Health and Profit in Student Housing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- The Collapse of Health Care: The Effects of COVID-19 on U.S. Community Health Centers
- Conservative State Policies Damage U.S. Life Expectancy
- Housing Insecurity During the Coronavirus Response