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Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS Talks about the Importance of Health Literacy (HLOL #59)

by | May 31, 2011

Dr. Richard Carmona is the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona, Vice Chairman of Canyon Ranch, and President of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute. He understands the importance of health literacy from a lifetime of personal and professional experiences.

In this podcast, Dr. Carmona talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Why he is such a champion of health literacy,
  • How health literacy factors in all we do, including emergency and crisis situations as well as public health, and
  • What others can do to help. As Dr. Carmona says, “Every citizen needs to become a health literacy public health practitioner.”

More Ways to Learn:

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 1, 27.

Read a transcript of this podcast. 

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