Get Involved in Public Health Thank You Day

Public Health Thank You Day Materials

Use Social Media to Thank Public Health Heroes

View and download the PHTYD toolkit

Public Health Hero Thank You Certificate

Banners and Images

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.

Twitter

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

Facebook

Today is Public Health Thank You Day! We appreciate the efforts of the public health workforce to enhance our safety and well-being, and sustain healthy communities nationwide and globally through research, disease prevention, emergency preparedness, and more. COVID-19 has underscored the importance of the public health workforce. Make sure you tell them thanks!  #PHTYD #PublicHealthHeroes

LinkedIn

Today is Public Health Thank You Day! We appreciate the efforts of the public health workforce to enhance our safety and well-being, and sustain healthy communities nationwide and globally through research, disease prevention, emergency preparedness, and more. COVID-19 has underscored the importance of the public health workforce. Make sure you tell them thanks!  #PHTYD #PublicHealthHeroes

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 images to share on social media here!

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. View the sample letter in a Google doc here.  Here are some tips on writing an LTE.

Sample LTE

This Thanksgiving week, let’s thank our <INSERT NAME OF STATE/CITY> public health workforce 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 COVID-19 and other community health threats. These heroes keep our families 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. In 2020, as we face down the most dangerous pandemic in a century, our gratitude is deeper than ever.

Along with Research!America and many other leading organizations from around the country, <YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME> will mark Monday, November 23, 2020 as Public Health Thank You Day and salute our public health heroes by <INSERT EXAMPLES.>

To learn more, please visit publichealththankyouday.org

WRITE A PRESS RELEASE

Tailor the press release to your state or public health organization. View the sample in a Google doc.  

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