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Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, President of the Board of Directors, is a Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking. She is a preventive medicine physician who works as the Medical Director of the Office of Women’s Health in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Previously, she worked as Associate Medical Director and Sexually Transmitted Disease Controller in the Division of HIV and STD Programs, and in the Chief Science Office as Principal Investigator for the LA County Health Survey.
Dr. Baldwin has served as Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona and for Clinical and Community Programs at the California Family Health Council (Essential Access Health), as a cervical cancer prevention researcher, and as a provider of family planning and abortion services. She is a member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America National Medical Committee, a board member for the California Physicians Alliance (formerly Physicians for a National Health Program – CA), and a former board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health.
Since 2005, Dr. Baldwin has supported survivors of human trafficking (HT) through clinical care, research, training, and advocacy. In partnership with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and two community clinics, she provided specialized care for HT survivors in Los Angeles from 2005 – 2012. She was a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Technical Working Group to develop the SOAR curriculum.
Dr. Baldwin has received Freedom Network USA’s Wellstone Award for her dedication to U.S. anti-trafficking efforts, as well as LA County’s Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Champion Award, the Department of Public Health’s Award for Excellence and the Physician Recognition Award for Health Equity. Most recently, Dr. Baldwin received the Felicia Stewart Advocacy Award from the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association.
For additional information on Susie Baldwin, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.
Introduction to Labor and Sex Trafficking: A Health Care & Human Rights Challenge
Human trafficking has severe adverse effects on the health, well-being, and human rights of millions of vulnerable adults and young people in the United States and globally. Health professionals can play a significant role in early intervention of this problem and reducing the profound suffering it causes. This institute will increase understanding of the dimensions of labor and sex trafficking and discuss specific action steps that health professionals can take to address the problem. The webinar will provide a brief overview of the problem from a public health, clinical, and human rights perspective; explain how clinicians can identify and respond; and illustrate how forging community and systems partnerships build more effective local responses. Other more in-depth webinars will be offered later.