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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


If you are interested in attending the HEAL Trafficking & MGH Institute of Health Professions Human Trafficking Education & Training Academy, we invite you to pre-enroll if you:

Have experience training clinicians and/or providers about human trafficking, but want to close gaps in content knowledge while increasing your formal education in how best to train adult learners
• Have little or no experience educating others about human trafficking, but have current or future responsibilities in providing this training for clinicians and/or providers in your organization.

Please note, you need not be a health professional to enroll.


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.


A pre-enrollment form is required for anyone who would like to be considered for the Academy's 2020 cohort. Submission of a pre-enrollment form does not guarantee a position in the training academy. Course Directors will review and accept/defer enrollments on a monthly, rolling basis, until the capacity of the program is reached. See form for more details.
If you have any questions, please contact the IHP Office of Continuing & Professional Development at 617-724-6674 or cpd@mghihp.edu.Pre-Enroll NowFinal Pre-Enrollment Deadline: August 20, 2020


COST (upon acceptance): 
• 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

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."  

Rahel Bosson, MD

Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry (EXT), Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. Bosson is a third-year psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Residency Program at Harvard Medical School. Before moving to Boston to complete a second residency, she served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Bosson was the former Medical Director of the Refugee Health Program (RHP) at the University of Louisville Global Health Center (GHC) where she began an integrated mental health program. As part of her role, she oversaw all medical activities within the GHC-RHP, including medical, psychiatric, social services, and community outreach for the different refugee/immigrant populations. Dr. Bosson is currently gratis faculty at the University of Louisville. She continues to maintain a practice and research focus on international healthcare, including refugee, immigrant, and undocumented populations.

Dr. Bosson has lived on three different continents and has presented both locally, nationally, and internationally on areas involving refugee health, human trafficking, and refugee population-specific interventions.


National Human Trafficking Hotline — available 24 hours per day

1-888-373-7888 • https://humantraffickinghotline.org

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