"We misunderstand what makes us healthy and well. Too often we assume it’s a strong medical care system that makes us well. When really the medical care system simply needs to kick into gear when the other parts of our system have allowed us to become sick in the first place," Kershaw said. "We actually need to focus more on the investments that will prevent illness and keep people well. And that’s more on the social side. That’s the child care, poverty reduction, housing investments and so on."