Case Studies in Public and Community Health presents 14 classroom-tested case study scenarios, including background information and discussion questions. The overall purpose of the book is to help students understand that public health practice occurs in a social content, and is subject to all the complexities of a social environment. The book can be used as a textbook supplement to Jo Fairbanks William H Wiese's,The Public Health Primer (SAGE, 1997); it can also be used on its own, or as a supplement to other textbooks in the field.
Case Study #1: Basic Terms in Epidemiology
Case Study #6: Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak
You are a physician practicing in Benton County. Benton County is a sparsely populated, rural county of 9,000 people in northwestern Indiana. The location of the county seat and your private practice is in Fowler. Fowler is a town of 2,500. Most of the people in Benton County have small farms.
[Page 30]The county commissioners asked you to be the health officer of Benton County because you are the only physician ...