As a nurse with almost 37 years of experience, I advocate for safe, affordable, quality health care for all Americans. In working with Head Start Programs, I observed children and families with many health care needs. In working with adults at all stages of life, I saw many health care needs. As I reflect on my childhood I am thankful for the preventive health care services that were provided for me through Virginia’s health care system. America is Great! I believe that we can come together to provide health and wellness services that will promote positive social change in our families, communities, workplace and society as a whole.