Establishing Policies and Building Capacity of Community Health Centers to Address Human Trafficking

Human trafficking affects the most marginalized individuals in society−the poor, immigrants and refugees, those with unstable living situations−the very people served at community health centers (CHCs).

This education brief includes a background on the growing recognition of human trafficking as a health issue and why CHCs should care, examples of best practices practiced at AA&NHOPI-serving health centers, and recommendations for establishing policies at and building the capacity of health centers to prevent the trafficking of patients, identify patients who are victims, and care and coordinate services for those exploited.

Also see: Building the Capacity of Community Health Centers to Address Human Trafficking