Public Health Thank You Day
“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. 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," said Georges Benjamin, M.D., executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
PUBLIC HEALTH THANK YOU DAY: NOVEMBER 19, 2018
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 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. Join us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PHTYD. Be sure to visit our PHTYD Medium.com page for videos and other resources you can share on social media.
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.