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 #9: Planning in a Social Context
You work as a health planner in a regional office of the Department of Health (DOH). In your state, the main offices and administration are located in the state capital, but there are also four regional offices. The regional offices house a service unit, which has a medical director and provides basic primary care in satellite offices throughout [Page 50]the ...