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.
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 healthcare costs. HealtheConnections serves as a resource for data collection and analyzation 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 increasing physical activity.
The Monday Campaigns
The Monday Campaigns is the home base for the Healthy Monday initiative. They are a nonprofit pubic health initiative and create the weekly Healthy Monday tips that encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyle behaviors.
New York State Unified Court System
In partnership with The Center for Court Innovation, Maxwell X-Lab and the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (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.
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.
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office
In partnership with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Maxwell X Lab, the Lerner Center is serving as external evaluators and research partners on a Comprehensive Opioid Stimulant and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) grant.
Lerner and the X Lab are responsible for assessing process and outcome measures of Onondaga County’s program, which aims to build strong coordination between in custody and community-based treatment and establish peer recovery support services for individuals leaving jail and returning to the community. The ultimate goal of the Onondaga County project is to reduce the impact of illicit opioids, stimulants and other substances on individuals and communities.
Syracuse City Parks Department
Former Mayor Stephanie Miner and former County Executive Joanie Mahoney issued a joint proclamation naming September 10 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!