Experts at Berkeley Event Tout Importance of Health Care Providers in Helping Human Trafficking Victims
During an event in Berkeley on Saturday, experts touted the importance of health care providers in identifying and assisting individuals who are victims of human trafficking. Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, with Massachusetts General Hospital, said, "There's a low awareness of human trafficking among health care providers," citing a study that found 87.9% of survivors report having had contact with a health care provider while they were a victim. The event was sponsored by JPOW, the American Medical Women's Association and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association.
- "Berkeley: Human Trafficking a Health Care Provider's Concern, Doctor Says" (Peterson, Bay Area News Group/Oakland Tribune, 3/14).