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

My note of thanks is actually a remote collaboration between some friends and myself. It is a "visual song" dedicated to our unsung heroes called, "Sing for the Unsung." It features the talented Alyssa Harris on vocals. You can view our video here https://youtu.be/rPxaWsAEPlM
From
Christopher Fuller
Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for taking care of everyone who is ill with COVID, knowing that some of them did not take care of you by using precautions. I appreciate the risk you are taking every day.
From
Diana
SE Wisconsin
Thank you!
From
SDZ
Muchisimas gracias a todos trabajadores de salud publica. Les agradecemos todo to que hacen para el publico sin discriminacion. Por favor sigan con el trabajo, la energia, y la pasion.
From
Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH
Modesto, CA
No amount of Thanks is enough for your sacrifices.
From
Barbara wimsatt
Chicago
There are not enough words to describe how thankful I am that you are helping me become and stay healthier. Working tirelessly to keep our communities safe and healthy, please never stop, and please tell us how we can help. Your success is our success! I hope that all kids can understand the importance of science and healthcare. A lot of people don't come in until they're feeling sicker, which puts you in 'clean-up' mode, fixing whatever's broken and always giving it your full effort and care. Thank you for staying to help us, and thank you for your bravery!!!
From
Stephanie K
Dallas
Thank you!
From
David
Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and sacrifice on our behalf! Your courage and care are an inspiration to us all!
From
Sherry Bupp
Redmond, WA
What can I say? My mom is a retired nurse and my cousin is a doctor running a hospital with Covid-19 patients. I don’t feel that “thank you” is enough. It goes deeper than that. You are risking your lives and families for us. I know that it is “your calling” but you are still people. Know deep in my heart that I do thank and appreciate every one of you and the many essential workers out there still combating day-to-day duties. Please take care of yourselves, stay healthy, stay safe, and stay strong!
From
Kim
Northern, NJ
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLLLLLL YOU DO :)
From
SUSAN LEWIS
MEYRIN SWITZERLAND
THANK YOU!
From
judith wright
Virginia
Thank you for the selfless, tireless work that you have been doing through this pandemic and beyond.
From
The Pryor’s
Los Angeles, California
There are not words enough to praise all of the health care workers; Doctors, Nurses, frontline staff, and other support staff at all of our hospitals. Our local Lutheran Medical Center here in Brooklyn did outstanding work. Thank you and bless you all. Stay healthy and safe.
From
AnnMarie FitzGerald
Brooklyn,New York
THANK YOU for being our warriors from the bottom of my heart!!!!! I am so grateful for everything you do!!! I am amazed at how you do it with such grace & care. PLEASE stay strong & know you are loved & appreciated!!!!!!!
From
Heather
Chicago
Thank you for your dedication to caring for patients in a very difficult time. Covid has decimated so many families and members of your profession. Bless each of you and those you love.
From
Judith Nordeen
Minnesota
Thank you , thank you for all that you do to help keep us safe and well. THANK YOU!
From
Cynthia
Chicago
Thank you for all you do for the people of our country who have contracted this disease. You provide them healing and especially comfort when their loved ones cannot. This is a special kind of kindness so needed now.
From
Marge
St Cloud, MN
I have met a number of you selfless individuals--in doctor's offices and at hospitals. I am appreciative of what you do for us to keep us safe. I sincerely hope you will be able to stay safe yourselves. Thanks for what you do.
From
janet
Talent, OR
To all the healthcare workers remaining on the front lines during this pandemic, you have my unwavering gratitude and admiration. I retired 3 years ago after 40 years in healthcare. I am frightened for all of you. The LTACH where I spent 22 years on the front line has been converted to Covid-19 only. Beds are always full. Thank you all for your caring and dedication. This too shall pass. Pray that the lessons have been learned and our system is transformed for the better.
From
WiLo
NW Wisconsin
This message is to every professional who has worked diligently, even at the expense of your own safety, to identify treatments and vaccines to combat the coronavirus and stand on the front lines to help stave off the deaths that have occurred over these last months. You are each true heroes! There are no words that can describe how much we appreciate all you have done and continue to do. As a senior citizen, I am unable to serve you due to my own safety, but how I wish I could bring you a meal or honor you personally for the vital work you are doing.
From
Ellen S Fishman
Cleveland
It's not much to write a little note to express the appreciation and admiration of those who are fighting for lives amidst this terrible pandemic. Your commitment to the health of a nation is now being shown and tested daily. Please know we have you in our hearts and will always be thankful for the sacrifice you make to take care of us! Thank you so much!
From
Justin Corbett
L.A.
I am so grateful to the many nurses, doctors, and staff who have continued to provide excellent health care for all of us during this very difficult time. My husband had to be in our local emergency room at Knox Community Hospital four times during March and April and ended up having surgery at the end of that period. Though it was very difficult not to be with him because of COVID-19 restrictions, I knew that he was getting excellent care. I continue to be amazed that, despite concern for their own health and the health of their families, despite not always having adequate protection, and despite being exhausted by extra shifts and extra stress, our medical community has provided us with a shining example of what true heroes do—every day.
From
Mary Lynn
Howard, Ohio
Your selflessness is only surpassed by your hard work and sacrifice. The country, the world, owes you a debt that we will never be able to pay. I humbly thank you for all you continue to do.
From
Mary
New Jersey
Everyone complains about the endlessness of Covid—you folks have been confronted with it in the most physical way for all these months. It's impossible to adequately express gratitude for your sacrifices, but I hope you know how much Americans admire your professionalism, courage, and willingness to stare down catastrophic human losses in order to get on with your very essential work.
From
Peter Bailey
Canton, NY
Thank you for all that you do to help make everyone safe. I know that is not easy and oftentimes frustrating knowing that everyone does not wear mask and do their part to protect their fellow Americans. You are appreciated.
From
Susan
Maryland
Thank you for all you do. I salute you!
From
Stephanie
PA
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to keep our families safe! You are greatly appreciated!
From
Missy
Tennessee
Thanks for all you do to keep our country healthy. You meet the true meaning of heroes!
From
Michael Berkowitz
Nyack, NY
Bless you all! It is unimaginable to think of where we would be without all of you HEROES.
From
Richard Pihlgren
New York
I pray every day for the protection of you all and your family, health, and well being. Thank you all So Much!!!❤️
From
Sheila George
Atlanta Georgia
I would like to thank my mom, Louise Scott who works tirelessly to keep senior citizens in our community safe and healthy during COVID.

I would also like to say thank you to Emma Walker, a respiratory nurse who has worked non-stop with long shifts throughout this pandemic. Her fierce love for her family and unwavering dedication to her profession is honorable. As a mom, she made the heart wrenching decision to live apart from her family in an effort to keep her young son safe and reduce the chances of exposure. As a nurse, she willingly dedicates her service to hospitals in need, working in COVID hot spots throughout the country.

I want them to know that we see their service and sacrifice.
From
Jenneh Scott
Atlanta, Georgia
Thank you for your heroic efforts to keep us safe.
From
Colin
Tucson, AZ
You folks are inspirational. You inspire our nation and our family.
Thank you for your dedication and service and for making the world better!
From
bruce landau
memphis , tn
Thanks for all you do!
From
ron and fay palma
Tulsa, OK
A note of sincere gratitude for the work you do on behalf of our community. Your dedication, skill, and determination are appreciated. Thank you.
From
Nicole H
Connecticut
Thank you for all you do.
From
Judith Pekowsky
NYC
Thank you for your dedicated effort during this horrible pandemic.
From
Paul & Verlyn Rosenberger
Decatur, IL
Thank you for your dedication and all you do to help people despite this awful pandemic.
From
Jeanne Heitman
St. Louis, MO
Thank you so so much for all that you do and have done for all communities.
From
Vicky James
Frankfort, KY
Thank you, health professionals, for helping our community. I appreciate all of you. I know you're working very hard to care for us, and to help keep us healthy. Best wishes and prayers for your continued health, as well, in this pandemic.
From
Mary Sheets
Oklahoma City
Thank you for being so brave!
From
Kate Chung
Massachusetts
Thank you so much for taking care of so many in these most difficult times.
From
Deb
Boulder, CO
All of you are so appreciated. Your courage and dedication mark you as true heroes.
From
Cynthia Merkey
Gainesville, FL
Sending gratitude and appreciation to all of our public health colleagues right now working to stop this pandemic in it's tracks. We see what a great job you're doing, behind all odds.
From
Vanessa Lamers
Silver Spring, MD
Thank you more than I can say for your determination and commitment to your community. You are awesome!
From
Susan Lee Hauser
Atlanta, Georgia
Thanks for all you do to protect us.
From
Maryrose
Dallas
Sending a huge thank you to the healthcare workers, scientists, frontline workers and their leaders for working so hard to save lives and to keep Americans healthy and well.
From
S Franklin
Atlanta
Thank you for everything. You're awesome
From
Lynnda Oliveira
86401
Thank you to all the leaders and the health care workers who are participating in the fight against the Covid 19. Your sacrifices are acknowledged with heart felt gratitude!
From
Mary Gifford
Austin, TX
What amazing work you are doing! It takes courage and fortitude. Many, many thanks.
From
Margaret
Louisville, KY