Human Trafficking

Jun 21, 2018
The Joint Commission has issued an advisory on human trafficking, which offers information and resources to help medical providers recognize and support victims. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics last week released the first ICD-10-CM codes for…
Jun 12, 2018
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has released the first ICD-10-CM codes for classifying human trafficking abuse, as urged by the AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative. The 29 human trafficking-related codes were included in the ICD-10-CM…
Jun 6, 2018
Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths This presentation is the first in a multi-part series in which Holly Austin Gibbs, Program Director of the Human Trafficking Response Program and Philip Brown, RN, BSN, Director of Emergency Services at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center in Merced, CA…
May 4, 2018
Dignity Health releases human trafficking response resource for hospitals, May 2017
May 3, 2018
In a LinkedIn piece this week, Providence St. Joseph Health President and CEO Rod Hochman, M.D., a member of the AHA Board of Trustees, explains why the Renton, WA-based health system has made it a priority to help end human trafficking, including forced prostitution. “For many victims of sex…
Apr 27, 2018
Catholic Health Initiatives Dignity Health: Human Trafficking Response Program    Massachusetts General Hospital     GUIDEBOOK: Human Trafficking – Guidebook on Identification, Assessment, and Response in the Health Care Setting University of Texas at Austin…
Feb 5, 2018
The AHA's Hospitals Against Violence campaign will host a Feb. 22 webinar on a Dignity Health family medicine residency program and clinic that trains future physicians to recognize and appropriately treat human trafficking victims and survivors. Ron Chambers, M.D., director of the Dignity Health…
Feb 1, 2018
Creating a Human Trafficking Victim Medical Safe Haven in Resident Physician Education: A Synergistic Dynamic of Care presents a solution for providing the long-term medical care essential for human trafficking victim and survivor recovery. A logistical framework, best practices and training…
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Human Trafficking

Jan 18, 2018
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…
Jan 8, 2018
This presentation is the first in a multi-part series in which Holly Austin Gibbs, Program Director of the Human Trafficking Response Program and Philip Brown, RN, BSN, Director of Emergency Services at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center in Merced, CA share information on and their experiences…