Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention and Response Program


Violence is an epidemic that can devastate individuals, families, and communities. It can be as contagious and destructive as any disease or illness.

Every day, health care systems treat patients who face multiple issues of violence. While a community may have resources to address various forms of violence (e.g., victim advocacy and support, emergency shelter and services, peer support and survivor mentors, etc.), all too often health care professionals may not be aware of or connected with such resources, leaving them unequipped to appropriately respond to patients who may be experiencing abuse, neglect, or violence.

CommonSpirit Health formed the Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention and Response (VHTPR) Program to create a new model for health care systems to comprehensively address multiple issues of violence.

Prevention and intervention strategies, working together simultaneously, can eventually eradicate the scourge of violence that plagues society. CommonSpirit is poised to lead the way. Will you join us?

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