Over the past twenty months we have seen public health workers rise to the challenge and work tirelessly to protect their families, friends, neighbors, and communities during this pandemic. We are grateful for our staff here at the Department of Health, but we are also very thankful for everyone at county municipal health departments, local organizations, universities, and businesses who respond to the public health needs of Pennsylvanians every day. We encourage you to take this opportunity on Public Health Thank You Day on Monday November 22, 2021, to show our collective appreciation for all public health workers across the commonwealth, and in your community. There might have been specific individuals who have assisted you or your organization in a particular way that you want to publicly recognize.
There are many ways to participate in Public Health Thank You Day, as outlined in this toolkit. Please use and share the toolkit as appropriate.
Denise A. Johnson, MD Alison V. Beam
Acting Physician General Acting Secretary of Health