Interactive exhibits that featured live tarantulas and monitored heart rates engaged many advocates at the first annual Public Health Fair on Capitol Hill in mid-July. The fair, hosted by the Coalition for Health Funding, included exhibitors from more than 40 national health organizations and six federal public health related agencies. The tarantulas were part of a study on anxiety and phobias. Research!America participated in the fair as an exhibitor and promoted Public Health Thank You Day, held annually the Monday before Thanksgiving. Congressional Public Health Caucus co-chairs Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Gene Green (D-TX) emphasized the important role of public health in society in remarks.