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Speaking at Missouri Health Policy Summit

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I won’t be blogging much today or tomorrow as I’ll make my first visit to the University of Missouri to speak with journalism and public health students, to participate in a Twitter Town Hall session on health literacy messages (Tweeps can follow the hashtag #healthlit if they wish) and to give a luncheon keynote at the Eighth Annual University of Missouri Health Policy Summit.

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Humbled and honored to be speaking in between presentations by Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt and by former CDC head Dr. Louis Sullivan, I’ll talk about “Too Good To Be True: The Health Care Reform Stories We Don’t Hear Much About.”

This will also be my first chance to visit the home office of the Association of Health Care Journalists (that used to be based at the University of Minnesota until they let it get away). It will feel odd being on the campus of an undefeated college football team, given that I’ve been going to the games of the almost winless Gophers.

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Robert Johnson

November 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I was there covering the event for HCRC – University of Missouri School of Journalism and it’s no exaggeration to say that Mr. Schwitzer was the most popular speaker of the day.
Aside from totally inverting my perspective on health reporting in a matter of minutes, he kept the crowd with him through serious audio problems that included almost a minute and a half of piercing white noise.
The people at my table kept talking about his presentation the rest of the afternoon.