Last week, Regina Benjamin came to Pittsburgh for the Women's Health and The Environment Conference.
She spoke with DUQ's Erika Beras about the initiatives her office will focus on during the next few years and how a healthy environment can mean a healthy body.
"If you as an individual have high blood pressure, a pill won't continue to take care of it if you are constantly in an unhealthy community. If you are worried about how to put food on a table, its hard to get your blood pressure down," she said.
She also spoke about how health care legislation will change her job and the way medical care is administered, the work she hopes to do with HIV education in girls and women and her hopes to cut down on youth, domestic, workplace and street violence.
Listen to the conversation here.