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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 #5: Why Regulate?
Case study #5: Why regulate?

The Institute of Medicine defines the mission of public health as the fulfillment of society's interest in ensuring the conditions in which people can be healthy. The substance of public health is defined as organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease and promotion of health. It links many disciplines and rests upon the scientific core of epidemiology. The organizational framework of public health encompasses both activities undertaken within ...

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