Thank you, public health professionals!
On the Monday before Thanksgiving, APHA, Research!America and leading public health organizations take time to recognize public health professionals who work tirelessly every day to protect the health of all people and all communities.
Public health professionals are dedicated to reducing infant mortality, developing and distributing vaccines, tracking infectious outbreaks, preparing us for natural disasters and so much more.
"Our public health workforce works day in and day out to protect and improve the health of others. Their work affects the lives of Americans in countless ways, from treating and preventing disease outbreaks, to preparing us for natural disasters, to ensuring everyone has access to quality and affordable care," said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD. "Thanks to the efforts of these dedicated professionals, the U.S. is on its way to becoming the healthiest nation in one generation."
Read his blog post about Public Health Thank You Day. He reminds us "we are all part of the solution to the health challenges that our country is facing."
Learn how to get involved in Generation Public Health, APHA's movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.
And visit Research!America for tools and resources you can use to honor your public health heroes.
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