Activity ID



November 5, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$0 - $101.25

CME Provider: Massachusetts Medical Society

Description of CME Course

Trust is a fundamental component of health care. Not only is trust at the core of the doctor-patient relationship, it is an essential element of public health. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that effective public health messaging is contingent on people trusting public health officials as well as the science and data behind their recommendations. Trust also plays a key role in the acceptance of recommended prevention interventions including the willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The 18th Annual Public Health Leadership Forum, recorded October 20, 2021, convened leaders in medicine, public health, policy, and government to explore the trust challenges facing public health, examine strategies to counter fear and misinformation, and identify ways to work together to foster the trust and integrity necessary for the equitable delivery of care and uptake of public health interventions.

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Educational Objectives

Describe the role of trust in carrying out effective and equitable public health interventions
Assess the role of physicians in restoring trust in science and evidence-based guidance
Implement strategies for identifying and debunking disinformation and misinformation
Identify pathways to build trust with patients and communities that experience injustice and inequity


Public Health, Misinformation COVID-19


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Rural, Urban

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