Because human trafficking is a public health issue
HEAL’s Areas of Work
HEAL Trafficking brings together physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists, counselors, public health workers, health educators, researchers, clinical social workers, attorneys, administrators, and other professionals who work with and advocate for survivors of human trafficking. Our topical committees synergize, centralize, and improve the quality of anti-trafficking work currently underway. As a network, we encourage collaboration between groups, as our efforts frequently overlap, even within a single project. We welcome new collaborators as our committees continue to grow.
The HEAL Advocacy Committee advances the public health response to trafficking by working to improve public policies and support anti-trafficking efforts at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
The HEAL Direct Service Committee works to improve the clinical care for trafficked persons by providing opportunities for service providers to connect, access support, share information and promising practices, identify best practices, and expand the referral network.