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Investing in the Future of Public Health Advocacy

This generous gift enriches leaders through the Lerner Center.

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The late Sid Lerner ’53 was a legend in the advertising world whose concern for public health inspired him to craft the global Healthy Monday movement. In 2011, Lerner and his wife, Helaine, provided a gift to establish the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs to bring marketing and promotion best practices to public health.

Now, with a new $2.52 million gift to the Lerner Center, Helaine Lerner wants to build on the impact of the center’s work to inspire and empower a new generation of advocates for public health. “We hope the center can build on Sid’s creative vision and legacy to train the next generation of skilled, smart and tech-savvy individuals who can modernize and broaden the impact of public health promotion,” she says. The gift will support programs fostering innovative approaches to disseminating health information and translational research for effective public health policies.

Learn more about the gift.

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Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

Guided by the principles of scientific rigor, equity, justice, community engagement, and multidisciplinary and multi-institution collaboration, the Lerner Center’s mission is to improve population and community health through research, education, outreach and health promotion programming focused on the social, spatial and structural determinants of physical, mental and behavioral health and health disparities.