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Essential Case Studies in Public Health
Putting Public Health into Practice

Author(s): Katherine Hunting, PhD, MPH, Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Washington, Washington D.C.
Brenda L. Gleason, MA, MPH, President, M2 Health Care Consulting LLC, Washington, Washington D.C.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763761318
  • Paperback    212 pages      © 2012
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Essential Case Studies in Public Health: Putting Public Health into Practice is a unique compilation of twenty-one cases based on real life events and problems. Written by over forty public health faculty members and practitioners, these cases vividly illustrate how professionals across various disciplines tackle public health challenges. Covering a wide range of topics and issues from HPV vaccines as school entry requirements to implementing community-based water systems in rural Honduran communities to a mumps epidemic in Iowa, this text helps students apply a wide range of knowledge and skills relevant to public health outbreak investigation, policy analysis, regulatory decision-making and more.
 

Suitable as a stand-alone text or as an adjunct to any introductory public health text, this collection of engaging case studies provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply each of the five components of the “Public Health 101” curriculum framework: the public health approach; tools of population health; disease: determinants, impacts, and interventions; healthcare and public health systems; and special areas of public health focus. Selected cases can be readily applied to courses across the curriculum.

  About the Authors  
  Introduction  
  Prologue  
  Contributors  
Part  I  Assessment
  Case  1  The Toronto SARS II Experience
  Case  2  A Feasibility Study of Routine Screening for HIV in an Urban Emergency Department
  Case  3  Male Circumcision and HIV: An Evidence-Based Public Health Approach
  Case  4  Research Synthesis: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Vioxx® and Cardiovascular Event
Part  II  Policy Development
  Case  5  The Heart Truth®: A Social Marketing Approach to Increase Awareness about Heart Disease in Women
  Case  6  An Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Paraguay: Health Risk Communication in a Crisis
  Case  7  Challenges with Implementing a Community-Based Potable Water System Project in a Rural Honduran Community
  Case  8  Building on Strengths: A School-Based Mental Health Program
  Case  9  Building Trust in Communities: The Narragansett Indian Tribe and the State of Rhode Island
  Case  10  The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
  Case  11  Should HPV Vaccine Be Required for School Entry?
  Case  12  Plan B Emergency Contraception: Caught in a web of science, regulation and politics: What’s a woman to do?
  Case  13  Implementing Policy Changes to Decrease Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Asthma Outcomes
  Case  14  Coal Ash: Disasters and Opportunities
  Case  15  The Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Story
Part  III  Assurance
  Case  16  Beyond Measurement? Evaluating environmental public health: Assessing the effectiveness of food safety programs
  Case  17  Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Elderly: A Public Health Perspective
  Case  18  The X-Pack Smoking Cessation Kit: A Social Marketing Case Study
  Case  19  Mumps Epidemic in Iowa: Lessons Learned from the Frontline of Testing
  Case  20  Big Brother is Watching: Utilizing Clinical Decision Support as a Tool to Limit Adverse Drug Events
  Case  21  The 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic: When You Make Mistakes, Don’t Miss the Lessons

Katherine Hunting, PhD, MPH-Professor, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Washington, Washington D.C.

Brenda L. Gleason, MA, MPH-President, M2 Health Care Consulting LLC, Washington, Washington D.C.

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ISBN-13: 9780763761318

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