Coalition for Trust in Health & Science

The Coalition

As members of the non-partisan, non-profit, Coalition for Trust in Health & Science we share this Vision, that:

All people have equitable access to the accurate, understandable and relevant information necessary to make personally appropriate health choices and decisions.

To achieve our Vision, we must build trust in health care, public health and science across all segments of our society. No organization can do this alone, but together, we can create a collective effort that has an impact far greater than the sum of our individual contributions.

Therefore, we pledge to:

  • Share our Vision and our commitment to action with the public, our stakeholders and each other;
  • Support efforts to advance peoples scientific and health literacy, earn public trust and improve health outcomes and health equity;
  • Work individually andcollectively to correct misinformation and counter disinformation that threatens peoples health and well-being.


Convening Committee

Elaine Arkin


Julie Gerberding

Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Mary Naylor

Marian S. Ware Professor University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Bill Novelli

Distinguished Professor of the Practice, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Sudip Parikh

Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Reed Tuckson

Co-Founder of the Black Coalition Against Covid and Former EVP and Chief of Medical for Health Affairs at UnitedHealth Group

Mary Woolley

President of Research! America

Elaine Arkin



  • AAAS
  • ABIM Foundation
  • Academy Health
  • Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
  • AHIP
  • Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • American Hospital Association
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • American Medical Association
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Organization for Nursing Leadership
  • American Physical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • America’s Physician Groups
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation
  • Association of American Indian Physicians
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • BCG
  • Berman Institute of Bio-ethics
  • BIO
  • Black Coalition Against COVID
  • Coalition for Physician Accountability
  • Commonwealth Fund
  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies
  • Federation of American Hospitals
  • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
  • Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
  • KFF
  • LifePoint Health
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • National Association For Home Care & Hospice
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
  • National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
  • National Health Council
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • National Medical Association
  • National Pharmaceutical Association
  • NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • PhRMA
  • Real Chemistry
  • Research!America
  • The Hastings Center
  • The John A. Hartford Foundation Inc.
  • The Joint Commission