Lerner Center Partners With St. Joe’s Hospital For New Monday Mile Loop
The Lerner Center at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School aims to help improve the health of Central New Yorkers one step at a time.
Here is a transcription of the video:
Professor of Practice Tom Dennison, Lerner Center Director: “We are taking off actually a 15th Monday Mile here in Onondaga County. Monday Mile is one of the campaigns of the Lerner Center’s healthy campaigns, designed to help people start their week, to change their habits, exercise, eating habits, and improve their personal health. The message for Monday Mile, is to move it. It’s an opportunity for people to take some time out of the day, using Monday as a day that many people decide to go on a diet, to begin exercising, or do something which good for themselves. To start a habit hopefully will stay with them rest of the week, that stays with them for rest of life,to keep moving. Because we know that exercise, that movement, has a direct relationship with good health. “
St. Joes President and CEO Kathryn Ruscitto says:
“I think St. Joseph’s believes strongly that improving the community’s health is well health. There is need to start. There is so much we do very well to treat illness. We want to get further upstream and engage with people in the communities in their workplace, to understand all those things we can do to improve health.”
Dennison: “We partner with community agencies like St. Joseph’s hospital to join the Monday Mile campaign. People can take part in Monday Mile regardless of their physical condition. They go through neighborhoods of our partners.”
Ruscitto: “The partnership with Syracuse University Lerner center is really become important to us. On a number of different levels, starts to meet Monday back a year ago here, and also partnering west side of Syracuse, and healthy shoppers, around St. Joseph’s healthy center. So try a number of different opportunities to improve health. ”