Mon Jun 26 16:06:37 EDT 2017 Mon Jun 26 16:06:37 EDT 2017

The Importance of Health

by Sargent Shriver Peace Institute | Mon Jun 26 16:06:37 EDT 2017 | Quote of the Week | War on Poverty

The Importance of Health

The Importance of Health

Throughout his career, Sargent Shriver spoke many times about the fundamental importance of good health, and about society's responsibility to provide health care to our citizens. Our Quote of the Week is from Sargent Shriver's Speech at the Dedication Ceremony of the South Central Multi-Purpose Health Services Center. In the speech, Sarge says that the health center he's dedicating represents a community of people who had the courage to say: "Let's change things. Not by burning down, but by building up." As our nation now faces the prospect of dismantling the Affordable Care Act, do we have the courage to keep changing things by building them up? Can we find ways to make health care available and affordable for all of our citizens, particularly our most vulnerable?

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