88% of human trafficking victims had contact with at least one healthcare professional during the period in which they were being trafficked. None were offered assistance to get out of bondage during the encounter.

-Journal of Ethics, 2017

29% of emergency room personnel thought human trafficking was a problem in their emergency department population; only 13% felt confident that they could identify a trafficking victim, and fewer than 3% had ever received victim recognition training. 

-Journal of Ethics, 2017

Healthcare

The healthcare subcommittee aims to equip healthcare professionals with the tools necessary to identify and assist human trafficking victims. This subcommittee serves to Implement protocol, stay informed on national best practices, engage health-care professionals’ involvement, provide training, and serve as a resource for other subcommittees