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Public Health Thank You Day Materials

Use Social Media to Thank Public Health Heroes

Public Health Hero Thank You Certificate

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Write a Letter to the Editor

Write a Press Release

use social media to thank public health heroes

Social media is an excellent way to get the word out, and we hope you will help us thank public health professionals, using the official hashtag: #PHTYD

Below are some sample Tweets and Facebook posts to help guide your conversations.


Here are some examples of tweets you can use to share your support for PHTYD!

Public Health Thank You Day is around the corner! Join us Nov. 19 thanking the public health heroes that help our communities thrive! #PHTYD

#DYK public health initiatives were critical in developing a vaccine for small-pox and eradicating the disease worldwide? #PHTYD

Thank you to our public health heroes who are working tirelessly to provide #vaccines to keep our communities safe during #flu season #PHTYD

.@US_FDA funded research for non-addictive pain relievers is helping against the #opioidepidemic #PHTYD

It’s Public Health Thank You Day! Join us in thanking public health heroes across the country for their amazing work! #PHTYD


Click here for more PHTYD tweets for the week leading up to November 19. 


Here are some examples of Facebook posts you can use to share your support for PHTYD!

First responders, educators, and researchers are among our nation’s many public health heroes. They are a key ingredient in creating and sustaining healthy communities nationwide and globally. Make sure you tell them thanks! #PHTYD.

Do you remember a time when a public health professional worked to help you and your community? If so, thank them for that today! #PHTYD

Thank you to all the federal, state and local #publichealth heroes who keep us safe from the #flu, #chronic #illnesses and other diseases throughout the year. #PHTYD

Thanks to all the (YOUR STATE) health inspectors, #public health researchers, sanitation workers and (ADD additional public health professions) for protecting us from health threats. #PHTYD

On November 19, 2018, (YOUR ORGANIZATION) joins @Research!America and leading U.S. public health organizations to recognize public health professionals and their ongoing efforts to protect the health of all Americans. #PHTYD

It’s #PHTYD! Give thanks to the local public health professionals who strive to keep you and your family, friends, and pets healthy in body and mind.

Public health hero thank you certificate

Give your hero a thank you certificate! Download an editable certificate template

Banners and Images

Download Public Health Thank You Day banners to share on social media:

PHTYD Long Banner

PHTYD Small Icon 

Write a Letter to the Editor

Submitting a letter to the editor can be a way to publicly thank public health professionals in your local media outlet. Tailor the LTE to your state or public health organization. Download the template in an editable Word document.  Here are some tips on writing an LTE.

Sample LTE

This Thanksgiving week, let’s thank our <INSERT NAME OF STATE/CITY> public health professionals who are committed to overcoming challenges and finding solutions to protect the health of all Americans. They dedicate their time and energy to combat public health crises such as the opioid epidemic and other health threats. These heroes keep our children safe from infectious disease by developing and disseminating vaccines, promote mental health for our veterans and community, and help prevent injuries, among many other efforts!

Along with Research!America, a non-profit alliance representing 125 million Americans, <YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME> will mark Monday, November 19, as Public Health Thank You Day and salute our public health heroes by <INSERT EXAMPLES.>

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Tailor the press release to your state or public health organization. Download the template in an editable Word document.  

Return to the PHTYD home page.

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