Building Trust is an ABIM Foundation initiative that aims to elevate the importance of trust as an essential organizing principle to guide operations and improvements in health care. We will identify and promote best practices in building trust by collaborating with organizations across various health care sectors. This initiative builds on the Foundation’s open call in 2019 to health care stakeholders to share trust-building practices.
In addition, we are working to promote research on trust topics with AcademyHealth, and to promote trust through enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in internal medicine education with the Academic Alliance for Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.
Distrust in health care harms everyone. Join our Building Trust community and be part of the solution.
There are many ways to get involved in Building Trust:
- Sign up to receive our newsletter, which includes updates on current activities.
- Join our Trust Practices Network where we bring together health care stakeholders to share examples of what they are doing to try to build trustworthiness in their organizations and between different stakeholders.
- Submit a best practice discussing how your organization is working to build or rebuild trust.
- Follow our research and demonstration projects designed to explore trust-building actions in different settings among different sectors, and build an evidence base.
- Listen to our Trusting Conversations webinars to hear experts discuss building trust.
- Attend Building Trust events and conversations, sponsored by the ABIM Foundation.
- Follow the ABIM Foundation on social media, and use #BuildingTrust
- Check back here for the latest news, updates and information.
- Contact us with your own ideas about how we can work with you to increase trust across health care stakeholders.
The ABIM Foundation was created by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 1989. As an operating charity, we develop and implement projects and initiatives like Building Trust and Choosing Wisely in support of our mission to advance the core values of medical professionalism as a force to improve the quality of health care.