New Educational Resource!
Addressing Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting is an educational course developed by CHI to aid clinicians in human trafficking victim identification and response. (Use this version for modern web browsers and mobile devices, and this version for older browsers.)
The course includes an interactive, downloadable Quick Reference Guide that can be saved and easily accessed from a mobile device to assist providers with essential information in the health care setting.
Please share this resource with colleagues and organizations interested in the health care response to human trafficking!
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has a long-standing commitment to violence prevention that was formalized in 2008 as a system-wide campaign – United Against Violence. Working through public policy, community-based initiatives, socially-responsible investing and education, CHI addresses violence across a broad continuum. CHI recognizes that this complex issue must be addressed with a multi-faceted approach.
Our commitment to preventing violence, along with our inherent call to care for those persons most vulnerable, compels us to address the devastating issue of human trafficking – the practice of modern day slavery. Human trafficking is an affront to basic human rights and dignity, and health care providers are uniquely positioned to identify and respond to victims in the health care setting. The resources on this page accompany CHI’s clinical education modules, supporting health providers with additional information, tools and materials for clinical practice.
Human Trafficking: Understanding a Complex Issue – This resource provides a basic introduction to the issue of human trafficking (e.g., incidence, types, warning signs and role of health care providers).
Addressing Human Trafficking in the Health Care Setting – This course provides in-depth information for clinicians to aid in victim identification and appropriate response. Use this version for modern web browsers and mobile devices, and this version for older browsers.
The course is based on Human Trafficking: Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting, a resource from Massachusetts General Hospital Human Trafficking Initiative and Massachusetts Medical Society. The course includes an interactive Quick Reference Guide that can be saved to and easily accessed on a mobile device, providing instant accessibility to relevant information for the health provider. The CHI course has been created in collaboration with:
Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH
Roy Ahn, MPH, ScD
“You have rights in the U.S. regardless of your immigration status.”
NHTRC 24-Hour Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888