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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
  • Others who are interested in learning more.

Meet Our Team

  • Darwyn Chern, MD, FAPA, FASAM
  • Gregory Gale, MD
  • Jenny Anand, RN, MPH, CEN, SANE
  • Christopher Anderson, MA(c)
  • Elizabeth Ortiz, JD, MA

Program Schedule

All meetings take place from Noon–1 p.m. MST over Zoom

June 11, 2021Introduction: Definitions and Distinctions (Dispelling Myths)
June 18, 2021Continuation of Dispelling Myths
June 25, 2021Identifying Victims and Screening Tools
July 2, 2021The Key Players of Trafficking
July 9, 2021Trauma-Informed Care Series 1/3
July 16, 2021Trauma-Informed Care Series 2/3
July 23, 2021Trauma-Informed Care Series 3/3; Victim Mindset
July 30, 2021Referrals: Community-Based Resources
August 6, 2021Communication Strategies (provider/victim communication)
August 13, 2021Domestic/Dating Violence and Trafficking
August 20, 2021Impact of SDOH Risk Factors
August 27, 2021Impact on Physical Health Outcomes
September 3, 2021Trafficking of Minors
September 10, 2021Internal Advocacy
September 17, 2021Safety Precautions for Intervention
September 24, 2021Internal Systems Implementation; Monitoring
October 1, 2021Government-Based Resources; Legal Framework
October 8, 2021Case Study: Trafficking Monitoring Program
October 15, 2021Special Topics
October 22, 2021Special Topics

Community Partner:
Molina Healthcare

Program Contact:
Kaitlyn Felix

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