Nurse practitioners can be a powerful frontline force by collectively raising awareness of human trafficking (HT) through education; advocating for policy change at the local/state/federal level, providing primary prevention for contributory risk factors; and building a strong HT prevention program with the Social-Ecological Model. Together, NPs can lead through practice, education, advocacy, and research to promote optimal health outcomes and to end human trafficking.
1Alliance for Children in Trafficking, NAPNAP Partners, New York, New York,
2Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas
Correspondence: Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, TAMUCC CONHS, 6300 Ocean Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78412; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Competing interests: The author reports no conflicts of interest.
Received April 24, 2018
Accepted September 17, 2018