On Monday November 19, 2018, Research!America partnered with 61 organizations to thank the public health professionals who work hard to keep our country healthy and safe. More than 4.4 million people saw messages on social media thanking researchers, health inspectors, nutritionists, occupational health professionals, first responders, and so many others for their tremendous work to improve the health of our communities. Civic leaders also lent their voices to thanking public health professionals. CDC director Robert Redfield, NIH director Francis Collins, Secretary of HHS Alex Azar, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, and several members of Congress all shared quotes or contributed to the outpouring of support that included more than 1500 original tweets with #PHTYD.
Public health professionals protect us from disease and injury and help during recovery efforts from natural disasters. Research!America is proud of its role in thanking these dedicated people. You can learn more about public health professionals and our partner organizations at www.publichealththankyouday.org or by searching twitter for the hashtag #PHTYD.
Public Health Thank You Day By the Numbers
- Organizational Partners= 61
- Impressions on Twitter = Over 11.1 Million
- Accounts Reached on Twitter = Over 4.4 Million
- Accounts Reached on Facebook = Almost 800
- 15 tweets from Influential Leaders