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.
Part I: Epidemiology
- Case Study #1: Basic Terms in Epidemiology
- Case Study #2: Cholera in London, 1850
- Case Study #3: The Hantavirus Outbreak
- Case Study #4: Focus on Violence
Part II: Public Health Administration
- Case Study #5: Why Regulate?
- Case Study #6: Meningococcal Meningitis Outbreak
- Case Study #7: Quality Leadership Process
- Case Study #8: Managed Care: What Role for Public Health?
Part III: Health Program Planning
- Case Study #9: Planning in a Social Context
- Case Study #10: Closure of a Planned Parenthood Clinic
- Case Study #11: Homeless Health Care
- Case Study #12: Planning for School Health Services
- Case Study #13: School Health/Border Issues
- Case Study #14: Health Promotion/Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus
- Case Study #15: Health Promotion Program Evaluation