DHS Blue Campaign and North Dakota Public Health Association Announce New Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking [October 8, 2015] [open pdf - 152KB]
On October 8, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "WASHINGTON-- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign--the unified voice for DHS's efforts to combat human trafficking--and the North Dakota Public Health Association. 'The Department of Homeland Security is fiercely committed to combating human trafficking in North Dakota and along our Nation's northern border,' said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. 'The health care community has an important role to play in this fight, and we look forward to working alongside the North Dakota Public Health Association to identify victims of this terrible crime and bring their traffickers to justice.' Through this partnership, the North Dakota Public Health Association will provide the Blue Campaign's training and awareness materials throughout North Dakota healthcare facilities to raise public consciousness of human trafficking. Blue Campaign tools and resources -- including posters, indicator cards, and training videos specific to the health care industry - will help health care providers identify and recognize indicators of human trafficking in health care settings, as well as provide potential victims with information on how to seek support and to report suspected cases of human trafficking. The partnership will help North Dakota combat the growing problem of human trafficking that is spreading across the state, particularly in the oil-rich Bakken region and in Indian Country."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/