What You Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking

January 26, 2023
Hosted by Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

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Episode Description

For this last week of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Ali Boak of the Global Center on Human Trafficking returns to talk about human trafficking in especially vulnerable populations. Joined by Global Center on Human Trafficking Communication Specialist and lived-experience expert Christabelle Robinson, Ali reveals more tips on how to spot subtle, not-so-obvious signs of trafficking in children, LGBTQ persons, and those who are intellectually and/or physically disabled. At the end of this hour, you're going to learn how you can identify and help those who are at higher risk of being trafficking victims. If you're concerned that you or someone you know may have been tricked or forced to work against their will, please call the Human Trafficking National Hotline 888.373.7888, or text HELP to BEFREE (233733).

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When you need professional medical advice and information more reliable than an online search, ask a real doctor. On HEALTH, WELLNESS & MEDICAL BILLS with Dr. Virgie, you'll learn everything medical experts really want you to know. Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. She's also a determined patient advocate helping people reduce and even eliminate their medical debt and author of the "What Your Doctor Wants You to Know" series. Dr. Virgie and her guests - other board-certified physicians and experts from a variety of medical specialties - will reveal insider expert secrets and true-life stories covering health and medical care, personal finance and medical debt management, and health policy. Tune in every Thursday at 2 PM Pacific/5 pm Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

Virgie Bright Ellington, MD is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW series. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines. Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children.

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Episode Directory

January 2023

  • 1/26/2023: What You Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking Listen Now
  • 1/19/2023: 5 Things You Need to Know to Become & Stay Financially Well! Listen Now
  • 1/12/2023: What Your Doctor Wants You to Know about Human Trafficking Listen Now
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