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:


Program schedule

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

All meetings take place from noon–1 p.m. MST (Arizona time) over Zoom.

Date Topic
Aug. 4, 2022 Introduction: Definitions and Distinctions (Dispelling Myths)
Aug. 11, 2022 The Key Players of Trafficking
Aug. 18, 2022 Screening Tools and Reporting
Aug. 25, 2022 Referrals: Community-Based Resources
Sept. 1, 2022 Survivor Story
Sept. 8, 2022 Trauma-Informed Care Series Part 1: Neurobio of Trauma
Sept. 15, 2022 Trauma-Informed Care Series Part 2: Trauma on Developing Brain
Sept. 22, 2022 Trauma-Informed Care Series Part 3: ACEs and Social Determinants
Sept. 29, 2022 Vicarious Trauma and Solutions
Oct. 6, 2022 Labor Trafficking Focus
Oct. 13, 2022 Pediatric Population Focus
Oct. 20, 2022 LGBTQ Population Focus
Oct. 27, 2022 First Responder/Law Enforcement Focus
Nov. 3, 2022 Communication Strategies
Nov. 10, 2022 What Happens After You Identify a Potential Victim?
Nov. 17, 2022 SANE Medical Forensic Exam Process and Domestic/Dating Violence
Dec. 1, 2022 Law Enforcement Interaction with Trafficking
Dec. 8, 2022 Legal Series Part 1: When Medical Care Intersects with Prostitution
Dec. 15, 2022 Legal Series Part 2: When Medical Care Intersects with Prostitution (Case Study)
Dec. 22, 2022 Q&A Session and Case Studies

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.