A Special Thank You to NACCHO Members

Apr 09, 2020 | George Roberts

Colleagues:

As we reflect on the field for National Public Health Week 2020, it is truly remarkable how far we have come. The start of 2020 did not go as many of us expected, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) had a different idea for how we would spend several weeks—which has now turned into an undetermined amount of time. Many of us had previously planned vacations, weddings, family gatherings, and other events scheduled during this period—and like many of you, I had plans of attending the 2020 Preparedness Summit in Dallas, then making my way to the new Texas Rangers Stadium to be part of opening day. Unfortunately, COVID-19 had different plans and forced many of us to adjust to a new “normal”.

We are witnessing a pandemic of historic proportions. Public health professionals are being stretched on all fronts. We are all in the news and our daily response activities are being closely watched. Public health is no longer the invisible guardian that we so often speak, but a very visible and valuable part of this effort to fight the virus and reduce its spread.

So, as NACCHO President, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! Thank you to our members for the countless hours that you are spending away from your family and friends to serve your communities. Thank you for being transformational leaders and the boots on the ground in the midst of a crisis. Thank you for being that steady voice in this time of uncertainty.

Many people and friends, inside and outside my community, have sent me texts and calls of encouragement during this time. Now it is my turn to send you all encouragement. My hope for all of you is continued strength and good health during this time so that you can faithfully execute your duties and be that shining light in your communities.

Keep up your amazing work! Stay strong, as your communities need you. And just know that you have a friend here in Texas that has great admiration for all of you.

Sincerely,

George T. Roberts, Jr. FACHE
NACCHO President & Chief Executive Officer for Northeast Texas Public Health District


George t roberts jr head shot 11

About George Roberts

George T. Roberts, Jr., MHA, FACHE, is the President of NACCHO and Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Texas Public Health District.

More posts by George Roberts

Related Posts

Community Engagement to Strengthen Local Health Department Approaches to Decreasing Syphilis 2
  • Funding Opportunity
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Community Engagement to Strengthen Approaches to...

NACCHO is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities to decrease...

Feb 02, 2023 | Rebekah Horowitz

Community Engagement to Strengthen Approaches to...

I Stock 628978952
  • Funding Opportunity
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Request for Proposals: Instruction Design Consultant

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)...

Feb 01, 2023 | Lucy Slater

Request for Proposals: Instruction Design Consultant

I Stock 174831251
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Prevalence of Substance Use among Congenital Syphilis...

On January 20th, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Feb 01, 2023 | Rebekah Horowitz

Prevalence of Substance Use among Congenital Syphilis...

I Stock 1212812525
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Resistant or reduced response Gonorrhea in US Identified...

Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the first...

Feb 01, 2023 | Rebekah Horowitz

Resistant or reduced response Gonorrhea in US Identified...

Candle
  • Gun Violence
  • Injury and Violence Prevention

Reflections Following Murder of Tyre Nichols and a...

Reflections from NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman.

Jan 28, 2023 | NacchoVoice

Reflections Following Murder of Tyre Nichols and a...

  • Press Release

National Association of County and City Health Officials...

Public Health Projects in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Michigan,...

Jan 26, 2023 | NacchoVoice

National Association of County and City Health Officials...

I Stock 1202344480 1
  • Press Release

The National Association of County and City Health...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), along...

Jan 23, 2023 | NacchoVoice

The National Association of County and City Health...

NACCHO Exchange Fall 2022 Cover
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Air Quality
  • Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning

NACCHO Exchange Fall 2022: Model and Innovative Practices

The Fall 2022 issue of NACCHO Exchange (volume 21, issue 4) highlights some...

Jan 12, 2023 | NacchoVoice

NACCHO Exchange Fall 2022: Model and Innovative Practices

Board Members
  • Press Release

The National Association of County and City Health...

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is proud...

Jan 11, 2023 | NacchoVoice

The National Association of County and City Health...

Back to Top