Please join us for Public Health Thank You Day on Monday, November 25, 2019. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Research!America and leading public health organizations take time to recognize public health professionals 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 safe, air clean and children healthy.
This campaign, now in its 13th year, is a great opportunity to recognize public health heroes in your community. There are three key ways to participate:
It’s easy to give a shout-out on social media on Monday, November 25, using the hashtag #PHTYD. Visit our website or download our toolkit for social media post ideas. You can recognize an individual hero you know, give thanks for a group of public health professionals such as lab technicians, epidemiologists, nurses, or health educators, or thank the public health community as a whole!
You can supplement your social media post (on Twitter, Facebook, or other media such as Instagram) with an image from our toolkit as well.
If social media’s not your thing, try local, traditional media. Our toolkit provides examples of a letter to the editor and press release you can customize for your local press. Use a letter to the editor to provide some recognition for public health heroes! Use the press release to highlight your institution or organization’s work or recognize the work of others. Be sure to submit it in time for a November 25 press time. And if yours gets published, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know a great public health hero in your community? Download our certificate to present to them in person! If you do, be sure to send a photo and summary to email@example.com so we can recognize your efforts!