In Texas, an estimated 300,000 adults and children are at risk for human trafficking (Torres). Globally over 40 million people are being trafficked. This has vast mental and physical health consequences. 88% of victims reported accessing medical care from a healthcare provider during their time in captivity. (Lederer Wetzel)
The Baylor College of Medicine Anti-Human Trafficking Treatment and Research Program is responding to the public health crisis and egregious human rights violation of this form of modern day slavery.
The healthcare setting is a safe place for multidisciplinary, integrated identification of trafficking victims, stabilization of medical and psychiatric instabilities, and referrals to community partners.
Join in the Program's efforts to provide education to healthcare providers, treatment to victims and survivors and research to inform clinical care and public policy.
The Houston Health Foundation provides fiscal management support to the Baylor College of Medicine Anti-Human Trafficking Treatment and Research Program.