Get Involved in Public Health Thank You Day
Public Health Thank You Day Materials
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! (Click to tweet)
#PHTYD recognizes the tremendous resilience of the #publichealthworkforce – local public health officials, epidemiologists, educators, & many others – in the face of the #COVID19 pandemic, promoting & protecting the health of our communities. Say thanks today! #PublicHealthHeroes
The public health workforce has shown skill & fortitude in facing present challenges, meeting the needs of communities across the nation & preparing for future #publichealth crises. Join us on #PHTYD in expressing our gratitude for their strength & resolve. #PublicHealthHeroes
Today is Public Health Thank You Day! Public health personnel work in many places, from community clinics to health departments to research labs. They help protect us from viruses like COVID-19 and the flu, ensure we have clean water and air, and help us recover from natural disasters. They also teach us how to live healthier lives by informing us about things like the dangers of smoking and benefits of nutritious eating practices.
In 2021, as the most dangerous pandemic in a century continues to be a part of our lives, our gratitude is immense. We appreciate the tremendous resilience the public health workforce has demonstrated. With ingenuity and commitment, they continue to enhance the public good and promote healthy communities nationwide and globally through research, disease prevention, and public health preparedness, among many other efforts. Make sure you tell them thanks! #PHTYD #PublicHealthHeroes
Give your hero a thank you certificate! Download an editable certificate template.
Download Public Health Thank You Day images to share on social media here!
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. View the sample letter in a Google doc. Here are some tips on writing an LTE.
SAMPLE Letter to the Editor - Version 1 (general thanks, 150 words)
As we approach Thanksgiving week and reflect on what we are grateful for, let us thank the public health workforce of <INSERT NAME OF STATE/CITY> who have stood strong and demonstrated tremendous resilience while working to protect our community in the face of one of the greatest health crises in modern history.
With commitment and ingenuity, every day these public health heroes respond to emergencies, combat opioid and drug abuse, promote maternal and child health, create awareness of how to prevent chronic disease, correct health misinformation, and prepare for future health crises, among their many challenges.
<YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME> will join Research!America along with organizations and leaders from across the country to mark Monday, November 22, as Public Health Thank You Day to publicly salute our public health heroes--learn more at publichealththankyouday.org (#PHTYD). We encourage you to join us in a day of public thanks!
SAMPLE Letter to the Editor - Version 2 (specific professions, 164 words)
As we approach Thanksgiving week and reflect on what we are grateful for, let us thank the public health workforce of <INSERT NAME OF STATE/CITY> who have stood strong and demonstrated tremendous resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, promoting and protecting the health of our communities.
We are grateful to the epidemiologists who help control disease spread; pharmacists who are critical to vaccination efforts; inspectors who ensure healthy food supplies; health educators who publicize accurate information; community health workers who promote maternal health and address barriers in access to care; <ADD OR SUBSTITUTE OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH ROLES> and so many others who work to promote and protect the health of the public.
It’s impossible to thank every person who contributes to public health, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try! Monday, November 22, is Public Health Thank You Day. Learn more at publichealththankyouday.org (#PHTYD) and join us in saluting our public health heroes!
Tailor the press release to your state or public health organization. View the sample in a Google doc.
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