JAMA published an editorial and six articles this week about trust and health care—the centerpiece of the ABIM Foundation’s work to improve American health care.
Blog Category: Letters from the Foundation
On July 16, 2020, ABIM President and CEO, Richard Baron, MD, MACP, along with colleagues Toyin Ayaji, MD and Adam Berinsky, PhD, sent a letter to Operation Warp Speed urging leaders to include Black and Brown communities in the development process of a COVID-19 vaccine. Below is the letter in full. Dear Leaders of Operation Warp Speed, As… Read more »
On June 12, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Trump Administration announced that it was eliminating provisions of a 2016 rule that interpreted the Affordable Care Act’s ban on sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of gender identity. In doing so HHS stated it would enforce the ban… Read more »
It’s simply not enough to say passively we will “do no harm”; we pledge actively to do our part in opposing and dismantling systems and policies that cause harm to our patients and disproportionately affect those in Black and Brown communities.
While trust in health care has slipped in recent decades, researchers do know what attributes help to build trust — starting with communication, competency and caring.