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Health Care Providers Play Important Role in Fight Against Human Trafficking

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During January's Human Trafficking Awareness month, the Florida Department of Health is highlighting the important role that health care providers can play in identifying and helping victims of Human Trafficking, many of whom are minors. Since most victims of human trafficking may have contact with a health care professional during the time they are trafficked, it is crucial that employees in a health care setting have the appropriate training to help identify and assist potential victims.

Congratulations to the Miami-Dade County, Fla., for being named a 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winning community. A vibrant, collaborative, and coordinated approach to improved health is happening across a diverse Miami-Dade County, where 51 percent of its almost 2.7 million residents are foreign-born and at least 79 cultures are represented within its borders. Hundreds of organizations and partners have joined together to make schools healthier, streets safer and more opportunities for well-being available to all. Learn more at www.rwjf.org/prize.

Miami Sets Sights on Health for All