The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and AMWA co-sponsored Human Trafficking: A Summit to Engage Healthcare Organizations on September 21, 2015, bringing together over 50 organizations and institutions – from various healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, EMT’s social workers, technicians, psychologists, physician assistants, public health advocates, and more. Speakers included leaders from federal agencies, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations who are leading anti-trafficking efforts both locally and nationally. Two trafficking survivors gave poignant accounts of their own struggles as victims and provided feedback to providers on how best to serve this patient population. Plans are underway for increased collaboration among organizations that attended the Summit to help unite the anti-trafficking efforts among healthcare organizations.
View the Summit program and speaker information here