Trust in Public Health

A convening of global public health stakeholders, led by Visiting Fellow, Jack Leslie, and colleagues from Duke in November 2022, identified and prioritized specific actions that hold promise to enhance trust with a focus on communities, communication, and competence. These focus areas will serve as the building blocks for a larger global initiative to strengthen trust in public health.


25 January 2023 Press Release: Jack Leslie joins Duke to lead effort to build trust in public health.

Jack Leslie, an internationally recognized executive in strategic communications and political consulting, is joining Duke University as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and Visiting Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.

Leslie, the former chairman of Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm, and former chair of the Duke Global Health Institute’s Board of Advisors, will work across DGHI, the Margolis Center and the Duke Global Health Innovation Center to design a new initiative to build trust in public health.

The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center ‘Trust in Public Health’ Conference 2022

Upcoming Events

WHO Webinar Series on Trust and Pandemic Preparedness

This webinar will examine historical trust infrastructures that build and maintain trust within communities such as culture, language, ethnicity, tradition, story-telling and, traditional forms of medicine. With this historical backdrop, discussants will explore how community trust infrastructures today can be supported in times of crisis. Learn more and register.

15 March 2023: The digital information ecosystem and trust.

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Past Events

Testimonials

In the News

14 February 2023 Article: The Crisis of Trust in Public Health

25 January 2023 Press Release: Jack Leslie joins Duke to lead effort to build trust in public health.