Activity ID



February 1, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



$0 - $25
CME Provider

Florida Medical Association


Human trafficking is a global pandemic and healthcare providers are on the front lines of being able to identify and help victims. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 24.9 million men, women, and children are bought, sold, and enslaved around the world.i Often hidden in plain sight, they are in factories, fields, private homes, and on our streets; and every day, they interact with healthcare providers. No population is exempt: it affects all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and other demographics.

Healthcare professionals are in a unique and trusted position, making it imperative for them to be fully informed about human trafficking. Ideally, physicians and other allied professionals can be part of what is referred to as a “multidisciplinary response” to trafficking. This means that within the healthcare setting and the community, providers should be able to identify both the presence of human trafficking within their practice setting and know about resources within their communities to be able to assist trafficked persons.

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Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

• Explain what sex and labor trafficking is.
• Identify potential victims of human trafficking.
• Clarify the behavioral dynamics related to human trafficking.
• Encourage routine screening procedures for the possibility of patient history of domestic violence or
• Identify the best options for referral to community resources.
• Encourage the establishment of documentation policies in trafficking cases.
• Increase advocacy within the healthcare community for victims of trafficking.


Slavery, Global Health, Patient Advocacy


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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