Human Trafficking ECHO

Program goal

Our goal is to equip medical providers with the necessary awareness, tools and confidence to screen, identify and connect patients affected by human trafficking to appropriate resources within a clinical setting.

About the Human Trafficking ECHO

Human trafficking is a major public health concern in the United States. Health care professionals have an opportunity to support victims of trafficking as they are frequently the first point of contact when victims seek care. It is important that providers have the proper tools to interact with these patients and have the ability to identify when a patient is being trafficked. Having a readiness plan available will give providers the resources and confidence to properly screen and treat this patient population and refer them to resources for ongoing support. This project aims to equip providers with current best practices regarding trafficking, provide tools that can be utilized in a clinical setting and elevate awareness of the multi-faceted issue of human trafficking. Having these tools readily available will ensure providers are consistently delivering high-quality, evidenced-based, patient-centered interventions and resources to the patients they serve.   

Who should attend?

  • Providers (MD, DO, PA, NP, etc.)
  • Nursing staff
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Allied health professionals
  • Community partners
  • Clinical administrators
  • First responders
  • Law enforcement¬†
  • Others who are interested in learning more.

Meet our team

  • Jenny Anand, RN, MPH, CEN, SANE
  • Christopher Anderson, MA
  • Darwyn Chern, MD, FAPA, FASAM
  • Samantha Mendez, MPH, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P

Community Partner:
Molina Healthcare

General ECHO Inquiries:


Case study

We highly encourage participants to present a case during our live sessions. Case studies are based on real-life scenarios and is an opportunity for a participant to request advice and recommendations from other participants and the Hub Team. If you have a patient case and would like to present during one of our ECHO sessions for clinical consultation and/or discussion, please fill out the form.