Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
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 first-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 three projects to date:
2022 — Behind Closed Doors: Substance Use Disorder and Human Trafficking in Vermont
2018 — Training: Key in Recognizing Potential Trafficking Victims in a Healthcare Setting
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
Two projects were accepted into the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.
ENGAGING THE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY