San Francisco-based Dignity Health today published information on its Human Trafficking Response Program to help other hospitals and health systems implement similar programs. “Trafficked persons are often overlooked even though most survivors report that they have visited a health care setting at least once while being trafficked,” said Holly Gibbs, director of the Dignity Health program and a survivor of human trafficking. “Dignity Health has developed a victim-centered, trauma-informed program based on actual cases because we believe that health care providers can provide a critical step in identifying and supporting trafficked persons." The health system launched the program in 2014 across its system to educate staff, implement protocols and strengthen communities against human trafficking.
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Delaware hospitals have adopted a common protocol for identifying and assisting human trafficking victims.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released its proceedings from a workshop sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the AHA last…
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