Because human trafficking is a public health issue
The HEAL Protocols Committee helps members to collaboratively standardize evidenced-based protocols for the identification, care, and referral of survivors of human trafficking. Our leader is Susie Baldwin.
Cole, M., Daniel, M., Chisolm‐Straker, M., Macias‐Konstantopoulos, W., Alter, H., & Stoklosa, H. A Theory Based Didactic Offering Physicians a Method for Learning and Teaching Others About Human Trafficking. AEM Education and Training.
This systems toolkit is designed to help professionals working in health care settings develop a protocol to respond to potential victims of human trafficking who present to their facility. To receive a copy of HEAL's New Protocol Toolkit,
New York State legislation requires general hospitals and diagnostic and treatment centers (DT&C) to establish and implement policies and procedures pertaining to the identification, assessment, and referral of victims of human trafficking.
University of Utah Hospital System have a policy on Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation which covers Intimate Partner Violence, Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse & Neglect and Sexual Assault.