Public Health Thank You Day

PUBLIC HEALTH THANK YOU DAY: Monday, NOVEMBER 22, 2021

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"Our public health system is the lifeblood of our nation. COVID-19 brought this into stark focus, shining a bright light on our public health workforce. Those in public health deploy their expertise and commitment each and every day to secure safer, healthier, and stronger communities. On November 22 and always, I encourage Americans to take time to thank the public health workforce for their tireless and essential service in every state, county, city, town and tribal community across the country," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA). 
 

During the most challenging health crisis of our time, public health scientists, staff, and clinicians have been at the forefront of research programs and implementation of public health strategies to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. We recognize and appreciate their sacrifice and diligence in helping all communities!” said Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

A DAY TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE AMERICA SAFER AND HEALTHIER!

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Research!America and leading public health organizations take time to recognize the public health workforce who labor 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. Join us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PHTYD. Learn more about how to get involved! Research!America survey data also shows the deep support of the public for public health. Explore our survey data here. 

WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH?

Public health is the field of science concerned with improving the health of populations. It encompasses everything from research into diseases to preventing injury and promoting healthy lifestyles to detecting and controlling outbreaks. Examples of public health work include anti-smoking campaigns, the development of vaccines against polio, and pinpointing the source of food-borne illness outbreaks. Read more about different public health professions

How Can I Help?

Get involved in Public Health Thank You Day today! Don't leave advocacy to others: sign up for our advocacy alerts and send a message through our website. Download our 2021 toolkit here!
Learn More
Learn more about the role the federal government plays in promoting the public health of America. 
Get Involved
Materials and resources for you to get active in Public Health Thank You Day. 
Public Health Heroes
Learn about public health professions vital to America’s health and safety. 
Public Health Milestones
Learn about life-saving public health achievements. 

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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America