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Patient Safety Webinar (AHA) | Promoting Prevention, Improving Health, and Maximizing Safety Outcomes for Patients Affected by Human Trafficking and Intimate Partner Violence

July 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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There is growing recognition that human trafficking is a health and public health issue, with severe health consequences affecting some of the most vulnerable members of society. As the premier primary healthcare delivery system for underserved patients and communities in the USA, FQHCs are often the first point of contact with the healthcare system for those at risk for and affected by human trafficking, intimate partner violence and other forms of violence. Human trafficking encompasses both labor trafficking and sex trafficking of adults and children, men and women, foreign born and American born, and affects all races and ethnicities. FQHCs provide preventive services, health education programs, community outreach, integrated behavioral health care, dental services and enabling services, and therefore, have a great reach into the populations at risk and affected by human trafficking. Learn about the intersection of human trafficking with intimate partner violence and other vectors of violence and trauma and how FQHCs are working with Domestic Violence Coalitions to address human trafficking and intimate partner violence. For more information, contact Patrice Mayo.