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.

Submit a Note of Thanks

Please join us in showing gratitude. You can leave a note of thanks to the many public 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 of our public health heroes! Together our impact is greater.

Thank You Messages

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
Healthcare workers, y'all have sacrificed so much this year! I am so thankful for the many hours you have worked in order to help others. Y'all have inspired me so much! I hope y'all have safe and happy holidays!
From
Genesis
Houston, TX
Wishing you more strength with each coming day. The world is made a better place thanks to you. So thank you <3
From
Rachel Felder
Cypress, Texas
Thank you for all that you do. You’re appreciated always.
From
Gaby
Cypress, Texas
Thank you for your hard work during this pandemic. As a hopeful healthcare professional, I admire the compassion, strength, and bravery you all have. I'm hopeful that we will all emerge from this dark time stronger, and that is all thanks to you.
From
Alexis
Houston
Thank you so much for all your hard work!
From
Lara Wright
Houtson, TX
Thank you for all you do. Healthcare workers are the true heroes of the pandemic. Two of my best friends, my sister and my Dad all work for a major hospital in Albany and at the height of the pandemic, were all involved in caring for COVID patients sent from NYC. I have so much respect and admiration for the work you do. We know you are all tired and your continuous dedication does not go unnoticed. Best wishes for a health 2021!
From
Katie
Albany NY
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacrifice! I am in dismay at how many people are making your job harder by not doing their part. My niece is a nurse and had to go to the hospital for covid symptoms herself. She is doing much better but is ridden with guilt for bringing it home to 3 family members when she personally was trying so hard to stay safe. Please know that there are lots of us out there who understand what you are going through and are hounding our friends and family to please help all of us! I hope you and all of your loved ones stay safe and that you are able to enjoy a merry Christmas with the people you share a home with. You are much appreciated!
From
Mary K.
Montana
Thank you to all of our frontline workers for sacrificing so much for us during the COVID-19 pandemic! We all greatly appreciate your work!
From
Jasmine L.
Chicago, IL
Thank you for the endless hours you all spend to help protect each and every person you come in contact with. Your job goes unnoticed; however, your job is what helps to save us all.
From
Danyel
Edmond, OK
Public Health Heroes,

Thank you for serving me and all Americans by fighting threats to our health and safety. Your dedication to combat health crises such as COVID-19 is appreciated. Your diligence, competence and compassion are definitely making a positive difference in each of our lives. Wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed Thanksgiving for all you do!
From
Anne Metz
Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Georgia
Where would we be, if it wasn’t for public health Heroes?!
From
Nakia
Indiana
Thank you so much for all that you do to help us through this difficult time. Many people I know have been helped by your work and I want you to know that you are appreciated.
From
Brian Gust
Pendleton, IN
Thank you all for your dedicated service during this very stressful time. Taking time to care for others first has been your priority and is greatly appreciated. You are real heroes and heroines and we salute you!
From
La Tonia
Arizona
Thank you for all that you do to keep us safe. Your courage and bravery is inspiring.
From
Kristina
Fresno
Good afternoon! I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all you are doing on behalf of your fellow Americans during this Pandemic. I am so grateful for your continued care, even when that means putting yourself (and your family) at greater risk. I am doing my part and encouraging my friends and family to take this virus seriously and care about you and your loved ones. Please know that there are so many people who appreciate what you are doing to keep us safe. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
From
Roxanne Fisher
Edmond, OK
I want to send a thank you to all of the health care nurses, doctors, staff and everyone who is having to work overtime to help with this pandemic. I know our ICU beds ran out and you guys are working around the clock to treat patients, putting your selves at risk. I have people close to me that have caught COVID. Some have made it through ok but still have symptoms, others are not doing so good. So I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love and care you are providing, the time you are spending away from your family and your dedication to the Human race. God bless us all!
From
Ashley Moore
Oklahoma
Thank you to our public health heroes for your commitment, dedication, and sacrifices to keep our communities safe. I appreciate each and every one of you. You inspire me every day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
From
Marie Dauphin
atlanta, ga
I would like to personally thank the Nursing Staff at Vacaville Convalescence and Rehabilitation Center VCRC in Vacaville California for their constant excellent care of my Mother during COVID-19. I am no longer able to do any kind of visit except for video calls and I’m so appreciative of the kindness they continue to show the family members who just need peace of mind that our loved ones are still healthy and safe from this deadly pandemic. Thank you to each and every one of the Doctors, Nurses, CNA’s, Rehab Techs, Nutrition Staff and custodian crew who work tirelessly to make it happen.
From
Kimberley Nunnally
Vacaville, California
I want to say thank you to my daughter La'Toya Taylor of Miami, FL for all the hard work that you gave many people when the virus started. You helped people by doing tests and screening for the virus. She has always been a hard worker and very helpful to others. I love you and we all honor you for a job well done. Keep up the good work.
From
Denise Horne
Miami, FL
Those who understand the nature of the virus and are willing to help others certainly are doing the Lord's work of preserving his creation thank you for sharing your gift of understanding of the plight of our nation, stay safe God bless!
From
James Paul Byorth
Missouri
Dear Health Care Workers, epidemiologists, and everyone working to make our country safer and save lives: I truly cannot imagine how exhausted you all must be. It's hard to fathom the fear you often must take home to your families, wondering if you might infect someone because of your commitment to saving our very sick citizens. I am in awe of your dedication, your stamina, your commitment, your devotion to your job: to heal our communities or, as epidemiologists, to help us understand how Covid works and how we can protect ourselves. Please keep moving forward with the science that backs you and the love that propels you to help our all our citizens. Thank you for standing up to the lies, the only goal of which is to undermine your work and spread misinformation. Thank you for your stamina and thank you to your families for supporting you. Please stay healthy yourselves. Take all precautions! We need you.
From
Linda Gartz
Evanston, IL
I think it is incredible what you are doing, I consider you a hero and so do many others, keep up what you're doing and we can all get through this together!
From
Surina Davidson
Thank you to all of the essential workers who have continued to do their jobs during this dangerous and scary time. Thank you for working hard in order to keep the rest of us safe. We are so thankful for you! YOU ARE HEROES!
From
Amy Silver
Walnut Creek, CA
Thank you so very much for all the hard work you are doing and putting yourselves on the front line to help stop the spread this horrible virus. My family thanks you very much!
From
Michelle Andrews
Surprise, Arizona
Thanks for the all the hard work you guys are doing during these difficult time. We appreciate your help and support.
From
Durga Prasad Gudla
Phoenix
You are a one-of-a-kind hero that your work is greatly and highly appreciated!
From
Michelle Mathews
OKC
Thank you for all of the work that you do. Thank you for all of the time you have spent away from your families working to keep our families safe. Thank you for all of the effort you have made to make the world a safer place. Thank you, so very much, for being you.
From
Grace
Oklahoma
Thank you for doing what you do so well.
From
Vivien T
East Windsor NJ
Thank you to the many public health professionals who working the front lines to help during this global pandemic.
From
Debie
Colorado Springs, CO
Thanks for sacrificing so much for all of us!!!
From
Matthew Schultz
Nishinomiya Japan / Jacksonville Beach FL
All of you are truly our HEROES! I keep you all in my prayers every day. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO, FOR ALL YOU SACRIFICE. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!
From
Jane
California
Thank you 🥰
From
Dan
London
Thanks for the courage and conviction that you have shown to do a super job as a super tracer
From
Robert O’Brien
Henrico, VA
A huge thank you to all of the brave, self-less men and women who have been caring those who have suffered with Covid-19. While I have been one of the lucky ones, so far, to avoid this challenge, I have medical professionals in my family who have not seen their own children for several weeks at a time in order to help those in need. I have seen and heard the many dire stories of so many thousands that YOU have helped get through this tragic scenario. YOU ARE THE HEROES OF OUR COUNTRY AND WE ADMIRE AND SALUTE YOU. I hope you will spend the rest of your life knowing that the rest of think you have contributed so much to our country. THANK YOU!!
From
Hope
Marina del Rey, CA
You epitomize humanity at its best. You are the true leaders in a faltering world. Thank you for giving hope through your selfless willingness to heal and comfort during these fraught times.
From
Aase Dane
Alaska
Thank You for all you do to protect our health.
From
Christine Popowski
Minneapolis, MN
GREAT JOB !!
From
Richard steamer
Pittsford, NY
My heart and my prayers go out to every provider who tries to protect and care for the victims of this horrible disease. Thank you to those on the frontlines , and to every support person who makes their critical roles possible.
From
Fran Gordon
PA
When I see and hear from some of you in the media, my heart just goes out to you all. I am in awe of your compassion, skill, dedication and almost bottomless store of energy and determination to help as much as you possibly can. Thank you so very much. May you all come through this in good health, both physically and emotionally. Again, you humble me and fill me with admiration and appreciation. Our country needs you. Our world needs you. I can not thank you enough.....
From
Margaret Cole
Rockville Centre, NY
Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do in the future. The corona virus was a new disease that needed to be studied in order to care for the infected. I know people like you have been working around the clock to learn about the virus and help patients. You are America's heroes.
From
Cindy Belanger
Brunswick, Mo
Thanks for all you do to help us save ourselves. Your dedication will never be forgotten and is sincerely appreciated. WE LOVE YOU!
From
Elizabeth Bogacz
Portland, OR
I know you didn't sign up for war duty and that's what you got. So, thanks for your determination and selflessness.
From
Claudia Librett
Haverford, PA
I wish we could thank each of you in person!
From
Steve Voiles
Ely, MN
Dear Public Health Heroes, I cannot thank you enough for your selfless and continuing efforts at keeping our nation safe and healthy. I appreciate you risking your life so others can receive great healthcare. I send blessings to you all and pray for your safety and well-being.
From
Anita Berger
Detroit, MI