Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a global issue, and anyone can become a victim, regardless of gender or age. In 2016, over 7,500 tips of human trafficking were reported to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, more than 2,000 of which involved children and youth under the age of 18. However, trafficked persons often go unnoticed. A 2014 Annals of Health Law study found that nearly 88% of sex trafficking survivors reported some kind of contact with health care while being exploited. A 2017 survey report from the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) found that over half of labor and sex trafficking survivors surveyed had accessed health care at least once while being trafficked. To ensure providers are educated to identify trafficked persons in the health care setting and can assist with victim-centered, trauma-informed care and services, HAV has compiled case studies, webinars and other resources that highlight hospital and health system efforts to reduce and prevent incidences of human trafficking in their communities.

Related Resources

he first ICD-10-CM codes for classifying human trafficking abuse have been released. This page provides the latest coding resources.
ICD-10-CM coding factsheet for human trafficking.
Bibliography/Link Page
Resources to raise awareness and support human trafficking victims including staff training, data tools and links to other organization's initiatives and…
Webinar Recordings
Webinars Human Trafficking Webinar Series with Dignity Health
Dignity Health releases human trafficking