Tackling Trafficking through Health Care
The majority of trafficking victims in the United States have contact with a health professional while being trafficked. Yet, most health professionals have never been educated about trafficking. To train millions of practicing clinicians and trainees in the United States, more trainers, with content knowledge on human trafficking and teaching skills, are needed. This academy will equip public health and healthcare educators with the content knowledge and teaching skills to train health professionals in their communities to respond to human trafficking.

Co-sponsored by MGH Institute of Health Professions and HEAL Trafficking
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A united group of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective.
Because Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue


After attending, participants will be able to:
Define factors that promote adult learning
Evaluate personal training strengths and areas in which to improve
Broaden their community of clinician-educators within human trafficking education


Please note, you do not have to be a health professional to apply.
We welcome applications from any professionals who:
Have experience training clinicians about human trafficking, but who may have gaps in content knowledge and/or have not had formal education in how best to train adult learners.
• Do not have experience training about human trafficking, but have current or future responsibilities in providing this training for clinicians in their organization.
Applications will be reviewed by speakers and faculty from HEAL Trafficking.
Apply Now
Deadline to Submit: June 15, 2019
Notification of Decision: June 30, 2019

If you have any questions about the application form, please reach out to the IHP Office of Continuing & Professional Development at 617-724-6674 or
Upon acceptance into the academy, registration fees will be as follows:
CEU Rate $299 – if claiming continuing education credit (Medicine, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Social Work)
Non-CEU Rate $249 – if not claiming continuing education credit


Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH

Director | Global Women's Health Fellowship | Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health & Gender Biology, Emergency Physician | Department of Emergency Medicine | Department of Medicine | Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Executive Director | HEAL Trafficking

Hanni Stoklosa

Dr. Stoklosa, Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking, is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with appointments at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Stoklosa is a well-recognized investigator, advocate, and speaker focusing on the public health of trafficking survivors in the US and internationally. She has advised the International Organization for Migration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and National Academy of Medicine on issues of human trafficking and testified as an expert witness multiple times before the US Congress. Moreover, she has conducted research on trafficking and vulnerable populations in a diversity of settings including Australia, China, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Liberia, Nepal, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, South Sudan, Taiwan, and Thailand. Dr. Stoklosa published the first textbook addressing the public health response to trafficking, Human Trafficking Is a Public Health Issue A Paradigm Expansion in the United States.

Download a complimentary copy of an article co-authored by Dr. Stoklosa, "Training US health care professionals on human trafficking: where do we go from here?" 

View a brief video featuring Dr. Stoklosa, "Caring for Victims of Trafficking: Identification." 

View a brief video featuring Dr. Stoklosa, "Caring for Victims of Trafficking: Trauma-informed Care."  


National Human Trafficking Hotline — available 24 hours per day

1-888-373-7888 •

Faces of Human Trafficking.

This 3-minute video is a preview of a 9-part video series that is designed to raise awareness of human trafficking from the Office for Victims of Crime. 

Assessment Tool for Health Care Provider Human Trafficking Training
Use this link to access this assessment tool from HEAL Trafficking.

Universal Education About Human Trafficking for Health Professionals
26 February 2019
Read this UN blogpost
Hanni Stoklosa | Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking
Terri Davis | Emergency Medicine Physician, UF Health Shands Hospital