Becerra Forms HHS Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced this week the formation of the HHS Task Force to Prevention Human Trafficking. The Task Force will facilitate implementation of priority actions detailed in the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, as well as strengthen HHS’ human trafficking prevention and intervention efforts with a focus on partnerships, equity, and open data.
According to HHS, the Task Force will work to scale innovative models to prevent human trafficking, particularly in high-need areas of housing, mental health and substance use, and economic mobility. The Task Force will also integrate an equity lens into new public awareness strategies to better reach populations at disproportionate risk of human trafficking. Finally, the Task Force will partner with the research and business communities to analyze data on human trafficking and prevent human trafficking in health care supply chains.
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