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 #4: Focus on Violence
Homicide, suicide, child and elder abuse, battered women, sexual assault, and domestic violence—these issues confront you daily through newspapers and television.
You are the program developer for the community health center in which you work. Your responsibilities include assessing community needs, building community and agency coalitions around those needs, developing strategies and programs to address the issues, and writing grants to secure funding.
[Page 20]Your community health center provides primary health care to 10,000 inner-city residents in a metropolitan area. The health center also ...