By Susan W. Salmond and Robert Atkins

Why do you need a nurse? To help you get better when you’re sick? That’s the reason we usually give. But there’s another reason: To keep you as healthy as possible, too.

That’s another story entirely and it’s one that is unfolding quickly as the health care demands of the 21st century come into focus. The time has arrived for New Jerseyans to prioritize prevention as strongly as treatment so our health, and the health of our communities, can flourish.

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