Community Partners

NYS Unified Court System

In partnership with The Center for Court Innovation, Maxwell X-Lab, and NYS OASAS, the Lerner Center is evaluating substance use treatment and recovery support service systems treating individuals with opioid use disorders (OUDs) who are participating in a sample of Opioid Courts in New York State. For more information and resources about the Opioid Court Systems, visit NYS OASASNYS Unified Court Systems, and The Center for Court Innovation.

Crouse Hospital

The Lerner Center has partnered with Crouse Hospital on a grant-funded project to address the knowledge gap that exists within provider networks over the new federal mandate for Plans of Safe Care. Plans of Safe Care aim to help soon-to-be mothers with substance use disorder engage in early treatment initiatives, link with supportive services and gain the tools to deliver and take home a healthy baby.


DIEMlife is an integrated online platform and free mobile app to help members reach their goals, or ‘Quests®’, build healthy habits, and connect with like-minded people who are pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Together with DIEMlife, we have created virtual activities that promote an active lifestyle. Read more about our mission to create healthy communities and join the Healthy Monday movement.

Fitness Inclusion Network 

We have worked with the Fitness Inclusion Network to conduct accessibility assessments of the Monday Mile routes. Together we are committed to expanding inclusive fitness opportunities for all members of our community.


HealtheConnections supports the use of health information exchange and community health data to improve population health and lower health care costs. HealtheConnections serves as a resource for data collection and analysis in many community projects. We work together to support community projects by providing resources for data collection and program evaluation.

Madison County Rural Health Council

The Lerner Center partners with the MCRHC on the Monday Mile initiative with walking trails throughout the county. This initiative supports efforts to reduce rates of childhood obesity and adult diabetes. We have established 12 Monday Miles in Madison County and have featured the Walk with a Doc program to engage the community in the Monday Mile and increase physical activity.

The Monday Campaigns

The Monday Campaigns is the home base for the Healthy Monday initiative. They are a non-profit public health initiative and create the weekly Healthy Monday tips that encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyle behaviors.

Onondaga County Drug Task Force

The Onondaga County Drug Task Force (DTF) was created by combining several separate initiatives focused on substance use and addiction in the community. With membership from over 50 local agencies, the DTF has worked together over the past several years to prevent, treat, and reverse the current public health opioid crisis. Lerner Center staff are actively engaged in taskforce initiatives.

Syracuse City Parks Department

Former Mayor Stephanie Miner and Former County Executive Joanie Mahoney issued a joint proclamation naming September 10th Move-it Monday Day. Since then, we’ve teamed up with the City Parks Department to create 18 Monday Miles in the City of Syracuse and in surrounding areas.

Upstate Medical University: Pathway to Wellness

The Pathway to Wellness department at Upstate has partnered with us to promote healthy behaviors through the Healthy Monday campaign. Together, we support the campus’ employees, students, and volunteers by offering programs and resources on stress management, posture, physical activity, and smoking. They also have frequent Monday Milers!

See our past initiatives.