Public Health Thank You Day

Nov 21, 2011, 4:08 PM, Posted by


What's on your list of things you're grateful for this Thanksgiving? Does it include public health?

Today, as on each Monday before Thanksgiving, we celebrate Public Health Thank You Day. On this day, Research!America and its partners, which include the American Public Health Association (APHA), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, National Association of County and City Health Officials and others, ask Americans to give special thanks to their state and local "public health heroes" who protect the nation's health throughout the year.

>>Recommended Reading: Alan Baker, interim executive director of APHA, celebrates Public Health Thank You Day by recounting some of the greatest public health achievements of the last century on Public Health Newswire. Read his thank-you list and weigh in with your own here.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.