Case Studies in Community Health / Edition 1

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761914051
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/8/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Fairbanks, Ph.D., is Professor emeritus with a doctorate in Community Health Education, and has more than 20 years of experience as a public health practitioner in New Mexico. She is also the Director of the Public Health Outreach Education Program (PHOEP), which provides off-campus education in the basics of public health agencies and communities throughout the Southwest. Dr. Fairbanks is very active in community based projects including efforts to build local public health capacity through grants in education and training. She provides courses in Rural Health Issues, Public Health Program Planning and Proposal Writing, US/ Mexico Border Health, and the Final Integrative Experience course to the university, agencies, etc. She co-authored two public health books: The Public Health Primer and Case Studies in Community Health, and has authored several articles on health professional shortages and health care utilization on the border. She developed a web based course in the fundamentals of public health for MCH students that can be accessed through the University of Utah.
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Table of Contents

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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