AMWA's Physicians Against Trafficking of Humans
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PATH's webpage features an introduction to human trafficking and healthcare, click here to watch informative videos and learn more from the site.

Interested in learning more about PATH leadership and involvement? Here are some ideas of how to get started with our welcome packet.
Calling all interested volunteers! PATH is preparing for the PATH-AMWA National Annual Clothing Drive in January to mark National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Sign up here to participate! Click here for more information about the drive.

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Start 2017 with a month dedicated raising awareness of human trafficking. January 11th marks the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and PATH is hosting its annual clothing drive.

Each year we feature a month of direct service to benefit the needs of shelters serving survivors of trafficking as well as homeless shelters that serve those at risk for being trafficked. Members across the nation also host events to educate fellow students and clinicians on the intersection of human trafficking and healthcare.

Join us this year in creating change. Click the link to find out how to host a clothing drive at your institution or e-mail Ally Davis at to find out how to become an active member of PATH.

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This is a monthly series in research and advocacy news summaries created by the PATH residents and medical students. Newsletters will feature brief breakdowns on recent scholarly publications and policy changes as well as highlighting PATH member efforts and upcoming events.

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What to Look for in Healthcare
In addition to hosting events, there are many resources to share with colleagues in healthcare. Below is a selection of resources highlighting some of the signs and symptoms associated with trafficking. Look over and share these with other health professionals.

PATH created an introductory video on healthcare and human trafficking. Watch and send to a colleague to explain what trafficking is and what signs to look for if a patient might be trafficked.

-National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC): Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking
This summary provides details on signs of trafficking and details on best practices for treating trafficking victims.

-NHTRC: Look Beneath the Surface
A pocket guide that can fit into any white coat or scrub pocket with signs of trafficking and brief set of questions.

-Health and Human Rights Pocket Card Series
Created by Canadian Federation of Medical Students, the card combines facts on human trafficking and its definition with red flags for potential trafficking cases.

-Sex Trafficking Outreach Card
This double-sided card can be given to possible victims to provide them with the NHTRC hotline. While it is important to share resources, be respectful of patient's refusal to take home physical resources for fear of retribution from traffickers. 


PATH Spotlight: TEDxGeorge School
TEDxGeorgeSchool featured PATH physician leader Dr. Kanani Titchen on Saturday, December 3. The event, an independently organized TED (Technology, Education, Design) event, explored topics of science, engineering, and design. The event featured a variety of diverse speakers from entrepreneurs to agriculturists to NASA researchers and was to an audience of George School students, parents and Alumni.

Dr. Titchen's speech was on personal experience and expertise treating trafficked persons. The talk highlighted that PATH's mission extends beyond the medical field. Healthcare providers have a powerful voice to educate lay persons about trafficking and can create allies outside of the profession. 
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