Released: November 21, 2022
Delaware County Executive Director Howard Lazarus and Board of Health Chair Rosemarie Halt presented a resolution on behalf of Delaware County Council on November 21 to recognize the hard work and dedication of the Delaware County Health Department in recognition of National Public Health Thank You Day.
National Public Health Thank You Day is recognized each year to honor those in the public health field who play a critical role in the health and safety of the residents they serve. Public Health workers respond to situations that often put their own health and safety at risk and they have responded to many crises over the years, including HIV/AIDS, cancer, influenza, substance use disorders, and COVID-19. National Public Health Thank You Day was established to show appreciation to those who work in the public health field.
The Delaware County Health Department was established in 2021 during an unprecedented pandemic that presented unique challenges for an extremely populated and diverse county. Since then, the Delaware County Health Department team, under the direction of Melissa Lyon, has worked to promote healthy behaviors, prevent injury and disease, and ensure and promote optimal health for all Delaware County residents.
County Council expresses a deep gratitude to the Delaware County Health Department team and all of those in the public health field who tirelessly work to protect the health and well-being of Delaware County residents.