Because human trafficking is a public health issue
Thank you for visiting HEAL Trafficking. We are a united group of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective. Please join our network and commit to healing human trafficking!
A world healed of trafficking.
To mobilize a shift in the anti-trafficking paradigm toward approaches rooted in public health principles and trauma-informed care by
Expanding the evidence base;
Enhancing collaboration among multidisciplinary stakeholders;
Educating the broader anti-trafficking, public health, and health care communities; and
Advocating for policies and funding streams that enhance the public health response to trafficking and support survivors.
Our guiding principles
Engages in work that combats all forms of human trafficking;
Supports trafficked people of all genders, ages, races/ethnicities, religions, origins, cultures, and sexual orientations;
Believes all trafficked persons deserve access to a full range of health care including medical, mental/behavioral health, reproductive health, dental, and substance use disorder treatment services;
Approaches human trafficking from a public health perspective that incorporates a socio-ecological framework and prevention strategies; and
Promotes a survivor-centered, trauma-informed, evidence-based, practice-based approach to anti-trafficking efforts.