Leaving the Life: A National Model of Healthcare for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Law enforcement estimates that human trafficking enslaves 40 to 50 million people worldwide. And when they are able to escape that life, survivors need help to recover. Dr. JoNell Potter is the founder of one of the nation’s only health clinics for survivors of human trafficking and has developed a comprehensive model of care based on their unique needs. Hear stories of strength and resilience from the front lines of this epidemic and learn what each of us can do to end human slavery.
Dr. JoNell Efantis Potter
Director, THRIVE Clinic
Chief, Women’s HIV Service
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dr. JoNell Potter is the founder and Director of the THRIVE Clinic, a Miami health clinic specially designed to meet the needs of survivors of human trafficking. Dr. Potter is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Chief of the Women’s HIV Service, leading the clinical program for women living with HIV. Dr. Potter helped design clinical support SERVICES for pregnant women LIVING WITH HIV at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic, and has spent her career addressing the health needs of diverse, medically-underserved communities. She is an outspoken advocate for survivors of human trafficking and is increasingly called upon for her expertise nationally.