By Meghna Bhat on January 26, 2017

Public Health Approach to Preventing Human Trafficking

(This web conference will be held only once. It will be recorded and archived.)
HAWAII (HST/HDT) 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
ALASKA (AKST/AKDT) 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PACIFIC (PST/PDT) 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
MOUNTAIN (MST/MDT) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
CENTRAL (CST/CDT) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
EASTERN (EST/EDT) 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


blue cover of a book with titleA recently published book, Human Trafficking Is a Public Health Issue: A Paradigm Expansion in the United States, is the first book of its kind, with a comprehensive look – from a public health perspective – at human trafficking in the US. This web conference will explore the problematic nature of human trafficking in our communities through the public health lens and how it is linked to sexual violence and domestic violence. We will identify fundamental types and essential elements of human trafficking to consider and incorporate while developing primary prevention programs. We will also highlight examples of anti-human trafficking prevention work being pursued by community health organizations and discuss strategies and actionable goals to create programs to prevent human trafficking in your communities.





  • Introduce essential elements of human trafficking as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice perspective
  • Articulate the problematic and complex nature of human trafficking and how it intersects with sexual and domestic violence in primary prevention programs
  • Provide examples of community health organizations engaged in preventing both labor and sex trafficking, lessons learned and successes
  • Describe actionable steps and measures to prevent trafficking in your communities



  • PowerPoint Slides [PDF]
  • Text Chat [PDF]
  • Resource List [PDF]
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Helen Hauser March 24, 2017 at 7:37 am

thank you for the conference. I would like to view the power point again and cannot find this. Please help me so I can get my notes to share with PATH in Raleigh, NC


Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez March 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

Hi Helen,

You should be able to find the slides at the bottom of this page. We will also email you. Thanks!


Melissa Prentice March 29, 2017 at 6:05 pm

When will the recording be available? I have been trying to access it and it says there is a wait list.


Melissa Bruha April 3, 2017 at 7:56 am

Is there a recording that has all of the audio? I can’t get the sound to work on the video after the YouTube clip. Thanks!


Meghna Bhat Meghna Bhat April 3, 2017 at 11:57 am

Melissa- The audio recording link has been fixed and you should be able to listen to the complete web conference.


Melissa Bruha April 4, 2017 at 10:47 am

Thank you so much!


Crystal Williams April 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

How do I access past recordings?


Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez April 27, 2017 at 11:45 am

Hi Crystal,
Our archived web conferences can be accessed by searching the title of the web conference you are looking for on Each web conference has a post that includes the recoding of the web conference and other materials. You can find a list of all web conferences from 2016 here: and from 2017 here:


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