Human Trafficking

A Different Kind of Patient: CME from TMA Helps Docs ID Human Trafficking Victims - 01/04/2021

A newly revised Texas Medical Association CME teaches physicians how to recognize human trafficking victims who come into their office, and how to help these patients escape what’s sometimes referred to as “modern-day slavery.”

Human Trafficking CME Required for Medical License Renewal - 10/26/2020

To raise awareness of and help curb human trafficking in Texas, state legislators passed a law last year requiring direct patient care physicians who renew their medical license after Sept. 1, 2020, to take one hour of CME that addresses human trafficking.

TMA Human Trafficking CME Meets Medical License Renewal Requirements - 10/22/2020

Physicians who renew their medical licenses after Sept. 1, 2020, are required to take one hour of CME that addresses human trafficking. TMA has now published its own CME course to educate physicians on how to identify, treat, and respond to people who are at risk or who have been trafficked.

Out of the Shadows - 09/04/2019

Lubbock physicians shine a light on sex trafficking and get victims needed care.

A Chance to Help - 04/26/2018

Victims of human trafficking are walking into physicians' offices in Texas and elsewhere, entangling medicine in one of the most appalling and shadowy criminal realms. Their visits put doctors in a unique position to help them escape sexual and labor slavery. The TMA Council on Science and Public Health is studying a proposed resolution to raise awareness of human trafficking and inform physicians about helpful resources to identify and aid victims.