Why should I join the Building Trust initiative?

Every day health care organizations, hospitals, and health systems face dozens of competing priorities, labor and employment challenges, as well as the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the health care sector. Building trust with employees, colleagues, and with the local community has never been more important than it is now.

How can I get involved?

Not sure how to start building trust at your organization? The resources below can help you understand why trust matters and how to best move forward with implementing a project that works for you.  


a trust practice

We are seeking exemplary practices that foster trust and trustworthiness in the health care sector. Our goal is to learn about, and highlight, ways that individuals, groups, organizations and institutions are nurturing trust. If you don’t already have a practice in mind, we can help you get the conversation started.


trust-building approaches

Invite clinicians, leadership, staff, patient advisory committees, or a mix of participants to share ideas on how to build trust within your own organization. Gather in-person or virtually to discuss trust-building approaches and decide which are feasible. Then commit to taking action.


A BUILDING Trust Challenge

Collect ideas that identify and promote exemplary practices that foster trust and trustworthiness at all levels of your organization. Practices should focus on improving relationships in health care, and will help you learn about ways that individuals, groups and your institution as a whole are building trust.