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 #7: Quality Leadership Process
You are the supervising nurse epidemiologist for a city-county health department in a western state. The health department in which you work is responsible for public health services in a sprawling urban area of 2,500 square miles containing 1 million people. The state capitol and the state health department are located in your city.
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