Public health professionals are dedicated to preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy lifestyles, detecting and controlling outbreaks, and much more. From anti-smoking campaigns to the development of vaccines against polio to pinpointing the source of food-borne illness outbreaks, our daily lives are touched by the work these individuals do. Join Research!America and leading public health organizations on Monday, November 20 to recognize public health professionals who work tirelessly to protect the health of all Americans.
“The public health workforce is dedicated to assuring our health and the health of our communities. From protecting against disease and preventing injury to addressing the determinants that influence our health, public health professionals work tirelessly with too little recognition for their efforts,” said Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director of the American Public Health Association and Research!America board member. “Here at APHA, we are proud of and grateful for their service and honored to work alongside them in creating the healthiest nation in one generation.”
There are a number of easy ways to get involved through our website: send a message on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #PHTYD; share our banner online; give a certificate to a public health hero you know; submit a letter to the editor to local media.
“Research!America salutes all those who work in public health, devoting their talents and expertise to improving the quality of life of Americans. Public Health Thank You Day is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the people who help save lives during natural disasters, protect us from disease threats and boost the health and prosperity of communities across the country,” said Mary Woolley, president & CEO of Research!America.
Learn more at www.publichealththankyouday.org.