Building Trust Launch Event

Poll shows gaps in public’s trust in health care systems and clinicians—and how COVID affected how physicians gauge trust


The ABIM Foundation will kick off Building Trust, a dynamic initiative to improve health care by fueling conversation, research and promising practices that help increase trust between patients, physicians and other stakeholders.

New polling data from NORC at the University of Chicago will provide a look at the current state of trust in health care in the United States. Declining trust affects nearly every facet of society, and health care is no exception. To improve relationships between heath care stakeholders and bolster clinical outcomes, leaders from all parts of the health care system are coming together to consider how to elevate trust and improve care.

Speakers include:

  • Richard J. Baron, MD – President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation
  • Daniel Wolfson – Executive Vice President and COO of the ABIM Foundation
  • Caroline Pearson – Senior Vice President at NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Christa Fields – Manager, Health Care Strategy at NORC at the University of Chicago

Panel discussion:

  • Jackie Judd –respected health care journalist and former Vice President and Executive Producer of Multimedia at the Kaiser Family Foundation (moderator)
  • Donna Cryer, JD – Founder, President and CEO of the Global Liver Institute
  • Neel Shah, MD – Founding Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Harvard University’s Ariadne Labs
  • Fred Cerise, MD – President and CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System

Questions? Contact Lauren Fresconi,, 302-521-7592

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May 21 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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