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

I am a APRN, newly hired to work as an infection preventionist working CDC Foundation and collaborating with Ohio Department of Health. I am honored and humbled to be chosen to work with such an amazing team of health care professionals who are fighting covid 19 and helping to keep the public safe by educating and reducing transmission among vulnerable populations. THANK YOU
From
Annette Hall
OHIO
There's really no adequate way to express my admiration and gratitude for the absolutely necessary work you all do. I know we have lost many, but it would be far far more if it weren't for your efforts. I hope all of you can stay safe and well amid the hazards you contend with, minute by minute. All I can offer is a humble 'Thank you' from the depths of this old, but still healthy, heart.
From
Gene Engene
Cheney, WA
Thank you for the long hours & sacrifices you have made to keep others healthy or in the best possible care. You all truly are angels. Thank you to you and your families/support group.
From
Nina Vigil
Sacramento
Doctors and pediatric ICU nurses at MGH saved the life of our son 3 years ago. Necrotizing pneumonia. We know ventilators and the staff it takes to use them all too well. They walk on water. End of story.
From
Teresia LaFleur
Sudbury, MA
Thank you for your bravery and service!
From
Gretchen Corkrean
Thank you to all the front line and others who are working so hard to take care of Covid-19 patients. You are truly doing God's work and can never really be rewarded properly for all the commitment and love you give to your patients. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
From
Judy
Washington, NC
There is no way to thank all of you for all you are doing—have done, will do in our uncertain future. You are the hope of us all, the kindness and help we will all cherish if we must suffer. There is no way to thank all of you—but thank you from the bottom of my heart.
From
Cynthia McVay
Peyton, Colorado
From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
From
Marcus Gottlieb
Illinois
THANK YOU!
From
R D Stevens
Hawthorne CA
Thank you for your dedication to help others. You are so wonderful and I hope that where you are working you are able to stay safe. You are amazing and selfless. We all need you.
From
Mary Mark Munday
New Oxford, PA
Thank you, dear health care workers. I have never taken any of you for granted and I especially do not now.
From
Lisa Singletary
North Carolina
Thank you very much for your dedication and perserverance!
From
Edda Spielmann
Santa Monica, CA
We all appreciate very deeply the commitment and the effort that you have put into helping people—all people—who have been affected by this pandemic. I worked in a hospital school of nursing as a librarian in the 1960's and I think of all the people I knew then and am wondering how they are doing. I think of them and of you, Best wishes!
From
Roberta Hall
Corvallis, OR
Thank you for all the hard work you all have done.
From
Stephanie
Los Angeles, CA
You all are brave and awesome
From
Barbara McCane
Virginia
Thank you for being selfless, caring, giving & simply an AWESOME human being! America is grateful for you!!!!!🙏🏻
From
Denise Nielsen
Carefree, Az
I just want to say thanks so much to all our public health heroes. Your dedication and hard work are really, really appreciated!
From
Michael Marie
Canyon Country, CA
Thank you so very much for all you do. The long hours, the risk, the emotional cost and the repeated mounting daily impact. It is a vital and remarkable service you provide and your courage, sacrifice and diligence is admirably stunning in an atmosphere with so much carelessness. Again, THANK YOU! Everyone take care, stay safe and the best not only to each but your families as well!
😊😎🙏🌈☮️
From
Doug
Maryland
On behalf of my household and my entire community, THANK YOU for all that you've done and continue to do to help mitigate the impact of this terrible pandemic. Life is drastically different than it was only a year ago, and while there are challenges there are also opportunities. Thank you for rising to this challenge and seizing the opportunity to do the very best that you can, every single day. We will get through this together, and all of your efforts are very much appreciated!
From
Mikel Seidl
Waite, Maine
Thank you for your selfless contributions to our health while risking your own. You are LOVE in its truest meaning.
From
A. Dane
Alaska
Thank you for saving our lives over and over and over and over.
From
Anthony Hubbard
Atlanta
You are heroes and a blessing to our country. Thank you for everything you do every day. I salute you.
From
Sue Klau
Miami, FL
Thanks for all you do God bless.
From
Joyce
Thank you for all you do. You have a very difficult job. You continue on everyday. You are amazing!!!
From
Karen
CA
Thanks so much for all you do!!!
From
Joan
San Diego, CA
You don't have to die to be a hero. Living is much harder, especially when you put your own health and that of your family at risk, to help as many others as possible. That is what all our first responders and our medical personnel are doing for us, daily. That also includes those who bend over backward in the labs and support services, to pull our country through this epidemic. Kudos to ALL of you. You are our HEROES!
From
Georgianne Giese
Myrtle Beach
We couldn't get through this pandemic without the help and courage of all of you. Just know how much we truly appreciate what you do each and every day.
From
Sandy Weaver
Pennsylvania
There are no words to describe your unselfishness. Putting yourselves in harms way daily was not the reason you chose your profession. Heartfelt gratitude is what I have for all of you. Stay safe and take care of yourself and your families.
From
ROSARIA Elward
California
My heart goes out to my public health colleagues at CDC and at state, local, tribal and territorial health departments across the country. I know that you are working 24/7 to protect the health of your communities, with no respite/no breaks and woefully inadequate appreciation from the public. I hope that you are taking care of yourselves.
From
Denise Koo
Atlanta, GA
We are truly grateful for your heroic efforts to keep all of us safe. Words cannot express my thoughts for your generosity of spirit.
From
Nick Harris
Seal Beach, CA
It takes real courage to do what you folks do. Please accept our sincerest gratitude. Thanks and thanks again.
From
Johh Crowley
Randallstown, MD
THANK YOU, all health workers everywhere, for your courage and strength and compassion! We cannot live, literally, without you!
From
Lorelette Knowles
Everett, WA
Thanks for keeping so many Americans alive, recovered, and not forgotten in these challenging times. Stay strong, stay well and God bless you all!
From
Jim Thomas
Grapevine, Texas
Thank you so much for all the effort, for keeping us safe and keeping us informed. You deserve this a shoutout. Stay safe!
From
Abhishek Dewangan
Houston, TX
Thank you to Leah and her crew!! You are doing a fantastic job and know that we all appreciate your good work!
From
Myra Brickell
Raleigh
You are the best! Thank you for all you do.
From
Nina
AR
Thank you one and all!
From
bob
wisconsin
For ALL the People you've Helped...Thanks A Million!
From
Paul Magnuson
Hickory,NC
You are all heroes! Thank you for your selflessness and for risking your lives to save others. You are God's special people. May God be with you and bless you all.
From
J
Phoenix
Thank you to everyone who makes the world a little safer each day!!! Your hard work, dedication and sacrifice my prayers to all each day!!
Stay Safe!!!!
From
Patsy Lowden
Albuquerque, NM
Thank you for your tireless work and dedication, despite horrific conditions. You are America's heroes, and deserving of the respect and gratitude we are trying to express.
From
Lorraine Thompson
Washington state
We see you. We appreciate you. And we thank you!! Especially all of the State of Arizona Employees and First Responders working to keep our State safe and healthy!
From
Jane
Arizona
Many thanks to the devotion of hard work and caring during this pandemic.
From
Maureen Hazen
Philadelphia
Thanks for and keep making our imperfect world work!
From
Dick Gusatfson
Univ Mich, LIGO Richland Wa
I appreciate all the hard work that you all have done. I appreciate that you put your lives on the line to take care of the sick. You are all heroes. God bless you all.
From
Sandy Murray
Painted Post, NY
To all of you out there risking yourselves every day to help others -- THANK YOU! I am especially grateful for all the firefighters, paramedics, and hospital staff in the Denver area who have helped our family out during several scary medical emergencies this spring and summer. I appreciate so much your hard work and courage in the face of great personal risk.
From
Anna
Denver, CO
I very much appreciate EVERY thing that you do. It is extremely important that you remain science-based....and not politically oriented. Thank you for all of your work!
From
Kathie
Oakland, CA
I am extremely grateful to your selflessness and dedication, working hard to keep us all safe every day from many public health threats, including the COVID-19 pandemic. You are a shining star giving us light and hope in dark times, may God bless you all for your sacrifice and keep you all and your families safe. From the bottom of my heart I say THANK YOU.
From
Haitham Dawuid
Raleigh, NC
Real heroes don’t wear capes. Thank you for risking your life’s to save lives.
From
William
Bay Area
Thanks. I admire your courage and commitment to others.
From
Winnie gallagher