Human Trafficking: A Public Health Crisis

Human trafficking is a major public health problem, both domestically and internationally. Healthcare providers are often the only professionals to interact with trafficking victims who are still in captivity. Recent studies have demonstrated that up to 50% of trafficking victims in the United States were seen by healthcare professionals while in captivity and were not identified. This course will help guide healthcare professionals to identify human trafficking victims when they present in the clinical setting. Providers will learn how to appropriately assess victims and clearly know when and how to report cases to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. 

This course meets continuing education requirements for the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry and Dentistry Florida Councils of Physician Assistants and Dietetics and Nutrition. This activity has also been approved for Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy, in accordance with Florida's Human Trafficking Bill, Section 456.0641, Florida Statutes. For more information on Florida’s Human Trafficking Bill and to download printable posters, go to the Department of Health Human Trafficking website.

Current Florida Board of Medicine relicensure requirements are available here

Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit to Samaritan for consideration.

Target Audience

Allopathic Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, Podiatrists, Dentists, Nurses, Social Workers (general), Respiratory Therapists (human trafficking), Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and all other interested healthcare providers, including front desk personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the signs of human trafficking in a clinical setting and recognize the federal and state laws regarding professional reporting.
  • Implement trauma-informed care and provide support and resources while keeping patients safe.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Human Trafficking Facts. (2023). Polaris Project
  • Polaris. (2023). National Statistics. National Human Trafficking Hotline
  • Geoffrey Nathan Law Offices. (2019). The Places in America with the Most Cases of Human Trafficking. Pricenomics.
  • Florida: Human Trafficking. (2023). ATrain Education.
  • Florida Statutes. Title XLVI Crimes. Chapter 787 Kidnapping; Custody Offenses; Human Trafficking; and Related Offenses. Section 06 Human trafficking. (2022)
  • Florida Statutes. Title XLVI Crimes. Chapter 787 Kidnapping; Custody Offenses; Human Trafficking; and Related Offenses. Section 06 Human trafficking. (Including 2022 Special Session A and 2023 Special Session B)
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
05/01/2023
Course expires: 
04/30/2026
Cost:
$9.95

Richard I. Suarez, J.M.
Medical Student (MS3)
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Cody Autrey
Medical Student (MS3) 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Miami, Florida

Adriana S. Maribona 
Medical Student (MS3) 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Maisha Anika 
Medical Student (MS3) 
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Richard I. Suarez, J.M., Cody Autrey, Adriana S. Maribona and Maisha Anika, faculty for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy

Price

Cost:
$9.95
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