Happy Public Health Thank You Day!


Public Health workers have dedicated their lives to the well-being of our communities. They strive to promote healthy behaviors, prevent injury and disease, and ensure quality health care for all individuals and communities. Public Health workers have done so much for our communities through the years including reducing infant mortality, preventing risky behaviors including substance abuse, developing and distributing vaccines, tracking infectious outbreaks, preparing us for natural disasters and so much more.

Now, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health workers continue to be a beacon of knowledge to communities. At the risk of many of their own health and safety, they have implemented practices that have saved the lives of countless people since March 2020.  Their passion for helping their communities has been the driving force behind combating COVID-19.  They have worked tirelessly to track outbreaks, offer screenings, educate the community, provide vaccines and taking care of those who had fallen ill.

Public Health workers remain committed to protecting the health and well-being of our communities and continue to create a greater understanding of public health practices. Keeping our communities safe has always been, and will always be, their number one priority. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Public Health workers for their unending dedication to protecting our communities, not only today, but every day.

Northampton Community College’s Public Health major teaches students to educate, counsel, promote, and save lives. This 100% online program provides the initial coursework to prepare students for a career in the public health field. All online courses are facilitated by an instructor and include opportunities for student interaction and participation. Visit the program’s web page for more information.