"Dr. Parekh's book is a reminder that we have a shared responsibility to improve the health status of all Americans. Generations from now, people will look back upon this time and ask why we didn't do more to cover the uninsured, control healthcare costs, improve healthcare quality, and reduce disparities. Those will be valid questions. But the question that we should be most concerned with is why we allowed hundreds of thousands of potentially preventable deaths in America each year. Prevention First is an apt title for a critical and timely message that resonates with all of us in search of better health."