Relentless is a cutting edge project at the intersection of health and justice. As a global health consultant to organizations that work with trafficked people, Katherine Welch helps to build their capacity in addressing their health needs as whole people. A diverse cross-cultural experience identifies various cultural nuances, gaps, and needs; as well as good models in providing care for trafficked people. Furthermore, she is involved in training American health care professionals about the health consequences of human trafficking, presenting at symposiums, workshops, grand rounds, and other medical conferences. Katherine also speaks at various venues and events advocating for the cause and challenging others to join the movement.
Relentless is taken from a mantra among ultra distance endurance athletes: “relentless forward progress”. Relentless, according to Merriam-Webster, is “showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace”. The problems of injustice seem to be growing unimpeded throughout our world today. But Relentless is just as, if not more, unrelenting in the pursuit of justice.
We must be Relentless in…
- Justice in health through compassionate service
- Service to others – especially the marginalized, forgotten, and oppressed
- Dedication to mentoring, partnership, and collaboration
- Excellence in praxis
- Sharing joy, hope, and love
“I wholeheartedly support Dr. Katherine Welch’s work through her organization Relentless, and I am pleased to offer my assistance in any way I may possibly help. Dr. Welch continues to be a valuable asset as a member of the Board of Directors of Doctors At War, and her input into the developing and promoting our programs has been very valuable. I consider Dr. Welch to be one of the true leaders in the modern anti-trafficking movement. She has a great compassion to help survivors and children of survivors, and her contribution into this work continues to define her as an innovative thinker and ground-breaker.” Dr Daniel Bercu, President and Founder Doctors At War, Inc.