C. Everett Koop — American Public Servant born on October 14, 1916,

Charles Everett Koop was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. According to the Associated Press, "Koop was the only surgeon general to become a household name.".. (wikipedia)

If you have a kid who goes to kindergarten and doesn't know what a circle is, doesn't know what red and green are, and doesn't know what right and left are, by the time he learns those things, the rest of the class is far ahead of him.
You can't talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes.
When a child shows up for school, and is not physically and mentally ready to learn, he or she never catches up.
There are many stressed single parents who may be working two jobs in order to keep the family together.
There are all kinds of things you can do to marry literacy with health.