HHS Task Force to Prevent and End Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Task Force to Prevent and End Human Trafficking was established to strengthen cross-departmental initiatives to support survivors and prevent modern slavery.

This task force:

  • Empowers HHS divisions and programs to respond to human trafficking through coordination and information sharing
  • Sparks strategic opportunities to integrate human trafficking prevention and intervention through cross-division collaboration
  • Influences HHS divisions to use their resources to directly assist survivors of human trafficking and inform anti-trafficking policies

Read the Fact Sheet for more details on the work of the task force.

  • Committees

    Research and Policy Committee

    Victim Services Committee

    Public Awareness and Prevention Committee

  • Membership

    Administration for Community Living

    Maximizing the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    Producing evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and working within HHS and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

    Assistant Secretary for Administration

    Providing leadership for HHS departmental administration, including human resource policy, information technology, and departmental operations.

    Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources

    Providing advice and guidance to the HHS Secretary on all aspects of budget, financial management, grants and acquisition management, and providing the direction and implementation of these activities across the Department.

    Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs

    Fostering critical global relationships, coordinating international engagement across HHS and the U.S. government, and providing leadership and expertise in global health diplomacy and policy to contribute to a safer, healthier world.

    Assistant Secretary for Legislation

    Serving the Secretary as the primary link between the HHS and Congress.

    Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Advising the HHS Secretary on policy development in health, disability, human services, data, and science; and providing advice and analysis on economic policy.

    Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

    Leading the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.

    Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

    Conducting national public affairs programs, providing centralized leadership and guidance for public affairs activities within HHS' Staff and Operating Divisions and regional offices, managing the Department’s digital communications, and administering the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Conducting and supporting health promotion, prevention and preparedness activities in the United States with the goal of improving overall public health.

    Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships

    Promoting student achievement by connecting schools and community-based organizations, both secular and faith‐based.

    Health Resources Services Administration

    Improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs.

    Indian Health Services

    Providing healthcare to Native American and Alaskan Native peoples.

    National Institutes of Health

    Making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

    Office for Civil Rights

    Ensuring that people have equal access to and the opportunity to participate in and receive services from HHS programs without facing unlawful discrimination and protecting the privacy and security of health information accordance with applicable law.

    Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

    Reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

    Surgeon General

    Overseeing the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (USPHS), an elite group of more than 6,700 uniformed officer public health professionals working throughout the federal government whose mission is to protect, promote, and advance the health of our nation.

  • Cross-Departmental Partnerships

    The Role of Healthcare Providers in Combating Human Trafficking during Disasters

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) worked with OTIP and the Victim Services Committee to integrate human trafficking prevention and intervention strategies into its existing programs.

    SOAR to Health and Wellness Training

    SOAR is a joint effort between OTIP and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) while its evaluation is a joint effort between OTIP and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH).

    Data Collection Project 

    The Data Collection Project is a joint effort between OTIP and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH).

Last Reviewed: April 20, 2017

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