"We have the chance of a lifetime to make it different. People will be able to get checkups, and we'll catch a lot more diabetes and heart disease early." -- Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department
"We can beat this. If we decide from top to bottom that we're going to do this, we can do it."
-- Dr. Alan Ducataman, interim dean of the WVU School of Public Health
"If you lower diabetes, you lower the rest." -- Ken Thorpe, Professor, Rollins School
of Public Health
"There is new energy to lower these numbers. There's a sense of urgency. It's an exciting time to be working in health care. A lot of things are possible that weren't possible before." -- Christina Mullins, Director, state Office of Maternal Child and Family Health