Public Health Thank You Day is Nov. 23


Susan Young - Contributing Columnist



On the Monday before Thanksgiving the Madison County/London City Health District joins leading U.S. public health organizations in recognizing public health professionals who go above and beyond to protect the health of all Americans.

This year that day falls on Monday, Nov. 23.

Before settling down to enjoy Thanksgiving, take a few minutes to thank some of those people who make it possible for us to celebrate. Sometimes it can be easy to take things for granted, such as the fact that community flu clinics are held every year, or that shelters are available after a storm. But without public health professionals on the job, these things wouldn’t come so easily.

Public Health Thank You Day is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the people who make things safe for us. Public health professionals work hard every day to protect and improve the health of others, including promoting preparedness. From encouraging people to get vaccinated for the flu to educating communities about how to prepare for a natural disaster, public health professionals make it happen, and without their efforts, Americans would be much less likely to be prepared for emergencies.

Public Health Thank You Day 2015 honors all those unsung heroes, which includes the staff of the Madison County/London City Health District, and reminds us of the invaluable contributions of those who work unselfishly to ensure that all of us are protected from health threats.

And while we’re on the subject of giving thanks, we at the health district would like to sincerely thank you, the citizens of Madison County, for your strong support in approving our levy renewal. We appreciate the confidence that you have shown us, and we intend to continue providing you with the highest level of public health services possible.

Source: www.apha.org

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Susan Young

Contributing Columnist

Susan Young is the director or nursing at the Madison County/London City Health District. She can be reached at 740-852-3065, ext. 1526.

Susan Young is the director or nursing at the Madison County/London City Health District. She can be reached at 740-852-3065, ext. 1526.

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