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Public Health Thank You Day
November 21, 2023
On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Research!America and leading public health organizations take the time to say “thank you” to our public health workforce who work tirelessly every day to protect us from disease, injury, and other health threats. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, these heroes keep our drinking water clean, our communities healthy, and our children safe from harm. Ongoing and often complex public health challenges – both here and abroad – require evidence-based, innovative, and equitable solutions.
This year’s theme, “Why Public Health?” calls attention to the countless ways public health professionals work to promote and protect health and shines a light on their dedication to serving communities across the country. Whether it’s ensuring communities have access to healthy foods or tracking diseases to prevent the next outbreak, the public health workforce works continually to make sure we all have the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Let’s take this day to thank the public health workforce, raise the visibility of public health, and welcome a new generation of public health professionals who are eager to continue the mission of improving the well-being of communities nationwide.