In response to the growing awareness of human trafficking as a health issue, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organisations (AAPCHO) assembled this policy briefing. It is aimed at the the US Government in order to reinforce local community health centres who are often first confronted with trafficking victims. Recommendations include:
1. Develop a National Cooperative Agreement on the topic area of human trafficking as it pertains to federally qualified health centres (FQHCs);
2. Issuance of a Program Assistance Letter (PAL) from the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) on the topic of human trafficking;
3. Host a summit on health care and human trafficking cosponsored by HRSA/BPHC with the Administration for Children and Families;
4. Develop funded pilot projects in FQHCs to work with this population.