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Case Studies in Community Health

Case Studies in Community Health

  • Jo Fairbanks - University of New Mexico, School of Public Administration, Centennial Group, Latin America
  • Judith Candelaria - New Mexico Department of Health

April 1998 | 88 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Case Studies in Community Health presents 14 classroom-tested case study scenarios, including background information and discussion questions. Written for students in public health and community health courses, these cases help integrate the basic concepts of public health into an applied setting. The case studies provide an opportunity for students to apply those basic concepts to a "real-life" situation. The overall purpose of the book is to help students understand that public health practice occurs in a social context and therefore is subject to all the complexities of a social environment. The cases explore a broad range of topics in three critical areas of public health: epidemiology, health administration, and health program planning.

This text will be of interest students and professionals in family studies, family therapy, gerontology, health communication, medical sociology, nursing, nursing administration, nursing health, nursing research and theory, patient care, public administration, public health, quantitative research and methods, school counseling, social work, and sociology.

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

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?

Case Study £9
Planning in a Social Context

Case Study £10
Closure of 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


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