University of Vermont College of Medicine
Give Way To Freedom has been chosen by the University of Vermont Medical School to collaborate on public health projects in collaboration with the United Way. One of the core curriculum requirements for UVM College of Medicine second year students is that they work closely with a community non-profit or service organization, as well as a faculty physician, on a semester long research project. They do research, analysis and discussion then develop a research poster that is presented at a well-attended session at the end of the semester.
GWTF has worked with the students on two projects to date:
2016 — Slipping Through the Cracks: Receptivity of healthcare professionals to an electronic screening tool for human trafficking
2014 — Identifying victims of Human Trafficking — Barriers to Access to Health Care for Vulnerable Populations
Both projects were accepted into the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.