Honoring Our Public Health Heroes Who Protect Us All

A hero is every public health professional in communities across America working to protect us from COVID-19 and other health threats. They are public health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention professionals who are working around the clock. They are the public health contact tracers, epidemiologists, data analysts, microbiologists, lab technicians, health communication experts and more.

They are giving us what we need to protect our families and communities. Working tirelessly in labs. Advising our schools, businesses and communities, and protecting those at greatest risk.

We see you. We appreciate you. And we thank you.

LEAVE A NOTE OF THANKS

Please join us in showing gratitude. You can leave a note of thanks to the many health professionals who are working behind the scenes and on the front lines—all making an incredible impact during this global pandemic.

Use this form to leave a note of thanks. You can share a general thank you message or even mention a specific group who has made an impact. Providing your full name is optional or you can just leave a first name. Messages will be curated and highlights will be shared on our website and select messages will be shared on our social media channels. Thank you for your support! Together our impact is greater.

Thank You Messages

We have been able to rely on you and those on the front lines in the face of a lack of knowledge, uncertainty, and dread. Our city appreciates your professionalism and dedication in the face of a challenging task. I appreciate your dedication and service. Although public health is frequently a behind-the-scenes activity, I want you to know that the results of your efforts are visible and heard in my everyday life. We sincerely appreciate all of your efforts to keep us safe! Thank you, and keep up the good work!
From
Timothy Truong
San Jose, CA
I am incredibly grateful to all of the men and women who have volunteered their time, effort, and passion to help combat COVID-19 around the world. Without the wonderful health-care providers with whom we've had safe encounters for nearly two years, we wouldn't have gotten this far. You not only protected us, but you also protected the rest of the city. You're putting your own family's safety and health on the line to save others. Thank you for being so brave!!!
From
Timothy Truong
San Jose, CA
First and foremost, I would like to thank the healthcare professionals and frontline workers for pushing through this pandemic. Your strength and hard work definitely do not go unrecognized by the community as well as people around the globe. It is truly inspiring for children around the world to have an inspiration model like all of the healthcare workers who are willing to risk their lives. I hope that you are able to see that your selfless efforts have contributed to positively impacting the lives of many people and have brought us closer to ending this pandemic. Wishing you all nothing but the best to continue fighting!
From
Kaylee Nguyen
San Jose, California
Dear health care professionals,

There is not enough gratitude to give you all for the amount of hard work and dedication that you put into doing your jobs. This pandemic has definitely been hard for all of us, especially for healthcare workers. It has made me realize how thankful I am for healthcare professionals and frontline workers who put their lives at risk on the daily. I cannot even imagine how our community would be able to fight through this pandemic without you guys. Thank you so much for all that you do for our community.
From
Kaylee Nguyen
San Jose, California
Thank you for your continuing dedication and hard work under adverse circumstances in an environment that is more difficult than it has to be. Whenever I walk into a pharmacy to get a free vaccination for a disease that did not even exist until recently, I remember how many people worked together to make this possible. I hope that you are rightly proud of your hard-fought achievements, and that your service will provide inspiration for others to tackle difficult problems that we are facing.
From
Lutz Lennemann
San Carlos, CA
You guys are truly the backbone of society. Thank you so much for all your hard work and tireless dedication to your patients. We really appreciate everything you do. Don't forget to take care of yourselves too. No amount of thanks could sufficiently describe our gratitude towards you.
From
Ashley
MD
Thank you so much for all that you do and your impact on the community! Although there are long workdays, we appreciate your hard work and sacrifices and cannot thank you enough! Keep doing what you do best, and we all support you!
From
Victoria
Maryland
As a medical practitioner I had the privilege of interacting with patients within the four corners of the hospital wall. As a public health professionals, I have been given a greater privilege to make a difference on not just a patient at a time but the community at large.

Thus, I want to unite my voice with everyone to say thank you to all our public health professionals, the unseen hands behind the pandemic, endemic, and epidemic scene.

The message is very simple but very deeply appreciative of every moment you spend to make huge impact on the community in many diverse ways.
From
Debola Ola
Houston, TX
Without you guys there is no answer to the pandemic. Thank you for your energy and commitment!
From
Daryl
Kaneohe
We couldn't have gotten through so far without the wonderful health care workers we've interacted safely with during almost two years. From skin cancer, to hand surgery, to wound care... everyone of the Healthcare staff kept us safe from covid while providing great care. We thank you. Thanks too for the Covid vaccinations. We are not invincible but are more protected. With Aloha
From
Judy
Honolulu
Thank you so much-I wish I could know all of you and thank you for every act. You inspire myself and others.
From
Mary Casey
Ogden UT
To all of our public health colleagues - your work is so incredibly important and impactful! We thank you for your time, your talent and your unwavering commitment to promoting health and protecting the health of our communities. THANK YOU!
From
Lisa Waddell
South Carolina
Thank you for being a part of the solution in a time of crisis.
From
Bob Heubel
San Leandro, CA
As a physician I have always led a comprehensive medical team which rendered the highest quality of care resulting in improved health outcomes for underserved pediatric populations but working in Public Health during the height of COVID has been one of the most rewarding accomplishments of my career. The Public Health Department sets the standard for the community and works tirelessly to insure the health needs of the community are met. Thank you to all the employees of HHD, HCPD, and FBCHD for sacrificing and doing the difficult work of educating the public during the constant changing pandemic of COVID 19.
From
Rhonda Dickey
Houston, TX
Thank you for all that you do.
From
Teonia Alexander
Arkansas
I am elated to say that I am very grateful and tremendously thankful for all the men and women who have sacrificed their time, efforts and dedication to assist in the fight against COVID-19 all around the world.
YOU ALL ROCK!
From
Terrence Henry-McCoy
Houston, Texas
Thank you so much to all of our public health professionals, both experienced and new, that have worked diligently during the pandemic to ensure the safety of so many lives! Your work is so vital and should be celebrated, not only just today but for the future as well! Wishing you all the best and continued successes.
From
Megan
FL
Thank you, Public Health Heroes, and to my fellow Public Health team. It has been an honor and humbling experience to join the CDC Foundation’s mission and critical work in the COVID-19 response. Public health works often go unnoticed, especially a behind the scene epidemiologist digging in the data each day, but during this pandemic response, it couldn’t be more visible and vital. Let’s continue the work. And, thank you CDC Foundation for the opportunity to serve during an important time in history. God bless,
From
Raquel
Harlingen Texas
For all that we do, accept, and fight for. Our public health passion is why we do, what we do.
From
Nakia Bolden
Indiana
We are indebted to you each and every day. Your work makes our communities safer and healthier. Many thanks!
From
Coleen Boyle
Atlanta, Georgia
We can't thank you enough for making public health your passion, your purpose and your priority. Our communities and our world are better because of the caring commitment of professionals like you. Continued blessings for your service to mankind.
From
Twanda Mickle
Atlanta, GA
All the best to the FCBOH COVID team, who hit the ground running from the onset of the pandemic! You guys rock!!! You’re brave, strong, resilient and you are the best! You took care of the community once again…love you guys!
From
Theresa Lindsey
Atlanta, GA
Thank you for all your enduring, loving, difficult work to save lives, educating the public on how to be healthy, and show up over and over, even in the face of ignorance and hateful rhetoric to do your jobs to save our nation. There should be a National Public Health Veterans Day! I am honoring Kansas City Health Department workers in Kansas City Missouri. I am retired and used and continue to use my MPH in Health Behavior-Health Education, as an advocate for public health, while I ran a business for 30 years, and now.
From
Janet Archer, MPH
Kansas City, Missouri
Thank you for keeping our city safe. We appreciate all of the sacrifices that you make each day and the love and care that you exhibit for your patients. It takes a special person to be a healthcare provider and I am so thankful for every healthcare provider in our city. Your hard work is not forgotten.
From
Joanne
San Antonio, TX
Thank you for being HEROES!! Your service is not going unnoticed.
From
Tyra Nunn
Dallas, TX
Thank you for all that you do. You are a blessing. Stay safe.
From
Lora
Houston
Thank you for all that you do! The love, care, and patience you show goes a long way. Please take care and stay safe!
From
Kaliesha Price
Houston, TX
Thank you for your dedication & hard work. Please know that you are appreciated!
From
Deanna Stanley
Houston, TX
Thank you so much for all you do each and every day! Your efforts to make a world a safer place do not go unnoticed. Praying for all of you!
From
Kristen Christopher
Houston, TX
Thanks for your hard work! We appreciate you!
From
Kim ONeal
ALLSTATE
Your care and hard work is so much appreciated. My Family's thoughts and prayers are with you and all the health professionals, front line workers taking care of our community each and every day. You truly make an impact on a daily basis. Thank you.
From
Keith K.
San Antonio
We are all so very grateful for your tireless efforts during the pandemic. Thank you!
From
Elaine
Cary, NC
Thank for saving lives. Without y’all we wouldn’t get back to normal and thank you for taking care of us when we need it. Y’all are the best.
From
Adrián
Houston, TX
Thank you Gail and Mimi for continuing to serve our county, even though the bullies have shown their ignorance and intolerance. Your guidance thus far has been tremendous and I want to make sure you know that there are thousands of women in our community who have your backs. Your courage and service is overwhelmingly applauded by the majority of our County. I am in awe of you both and am deeply grateful to you for your stellar guidance as we move into a new normal. Thank you so very much. Ann Simonton Chair of CPVAW ❤️❤️❤️
From
Ann Simonton
Santa Cruz
I see how our local health department pours their hearts into their efforts to keep our community safe. I am so grateful for all you do. It does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you!❤️
From
Susan Readnower
Harrodsburg KY
Hi Healthcare heroes! Thank you for all your service through these tough times. I have seen how stressful you all are and the sacrifices you made throughout the year. We are blessed to have such a relentless group of healthcare team to take care of us all. You are doing such an awesome job. Can't wait for this all to be over. Hang tight and the light at the end of the tunnel is already visible. Thanks to the vaccines. Stay safe and stay strong.
From
Nikhil
San Jose, CA
Dear US, World Scientists, and those who serve those suffering with the virus:
I want you all to know how much you are each individually thought about in my prayers everyday. Thank you for your miraculous skills in developing a covid vaccine. It is truly amazing to me how you managed to get together, and stay focused on this most life saving process of developing this lifesaving vaccine. Amidst all the fears of the world seeing this virus spread at exorbitant speed, you pushed on to get the task at hand completed. Thank you all! You sacrificed, persevered, and got the job done. I am so thankful and so blessed and comforted knowing you were out there doing what needed to be done to get to where we needed to be. I believe we are moving in the right direction at lightning speed. Forever grateful!
Jackie
From
Jackie Lovett
St. Charles, MO
I want to Thank and Honor Mrs. Gina White Asburry , for SAVING My Life. She is My HERO. I am alive today because she was a First Responder. And took the Time to Save my life.
From
Amanda Coral Calloway Hitchcock
Fresno, CA
Thank you for your tireless efforts to keep our community members and family healthy. You are sacrificing the safety and health of your own family to save others. You are HEROES! Blessings.
From
Tabitha
Central Wisconsin
Through a long year of battling a pandemic, thank you for persevering. Hopefully, this is finally meeting its end within the next few months and that your burdens lighten soon.

Stay strong and thank you for your work!
From
Ryan
Delran
A heartfelt thanks for all your efforts :) It inspires each and every one of us to contribute in whatever little way we can. You'll are the true superheroes!
From
Karan
Santa Clara, CA
I thank you all for your unselfish act of stepping up and caring for the corona victims at great risk to you. I am also a nurse and worked in Boston during the polio epidemic in the late 1958 or about that and lived thru it all to a very old age and so I know the risk. I pray you will all come thru this plague as I did so many years ago and it is with great admiration and understanding that I pray for you all now.
From
Jean
Maine
We appreciate the hard work of everyone in Healthcare today! All the doctors and nurses but also the less visible heroes that are providing cleaning in the hospitals and labs or serving meals. We celebrate the advances in science that have delivered a vaccine in months vs. years! We hope all the heroes remain safe till we can vanquish the worse of this virus.
From
Bo Simmons
Atlanta GA
Thank you so much evryone who has worked on the front lines. I mean all essential workers and everyone who has been working during the Covid Pandemic. I thank you teachers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, cashiers, grocery store workers, mail men, people at Amazon, and UPS and Fedex. I thank anyone else who I didn't list who is an essential or front line worker. This pandemic would be much much harder without your constant work and bravery.
From
Moira B.
Colorado
Thank you to all who have been diligently working during this pandemic. Your efforts, dedication, hard work are greatly appreciated!! May God bless and keep you!
From
Christina
IL
From the daughter of a nurse, I would like to send you all of my gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work you all have done. You guys put smiles on others while trying to keep yours, and I find that inspiring. Thank you all so much!
From
Hailey Gonzalez
Cypress, Texas
You have done so much for us this year, thank you for everything!
From
Lara Wright
Houtson, TX
Thank you for your hard work and dedication! Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
From
Tiffany Vu
For all you do, we salute you. For your willingness to give your time and life energy to save another, we salute you. May your life ever be protected and your health be strong as you continue to fight the good fight for those who need you.
From
Denise Chuick
Houston, TX
Through all these tough times, thank you so much for all your hard work, it is truly appreciated! We see all your hard work to keep people and communities safe and it has not gone unnoticed. Truly thank you for putting yourself on the front lines through this crazy time to help keep us safe!
From
Melanie S
Texas