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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 #1: Basic terms in epidemiology

You have just been hired as a summer intern for the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the Department of Health and Environment in your city. You are contemplating a career in this area but admit that you know little about vital statistics. The staff there is looking forward to having an intern, and they have said that you should ...

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