Surgeon General’s Perspectives for Improving Health by Improving Health Literacy

Regina Benjamin

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Public Health Reports
Volume 125, Issue 6
Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, VADM, USPHS
Surgeon General
“As clinicians, what we say does not matter unless our patients are able to understand the information we give them well enough to use it to make good health-care decisions. Otherwise, we didn’t reach them, and that is the same as if we didn’t treat them.”

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