This piece was originally posted on CNN.com on September 12, 2014.
Bill Clinton's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president in 1992 went through 22 drafts. But from the first to the last, he insisted on including a call to service.
As the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to rise globally, public health agencies have increased their efforts to find scalable, feasible, and effective interventions to prevent their onset. In the United States alone, over 117 million adults suffer from one or more NCDs.
Two decades ago at the White House, President Clinton welcomed the first class of AmeriCorps members with the vision of a national service program that would empower youth and create la