Capstone Papers-Working Together for Health
Efforts to improve public health occur around the world every day. However, simply attempting to fix a problem without acknowledging, and respecting, the relationship between culture and health is not likely to have long-term success. Successful interventions, such as those in the case studies presented in your resources, demonstrate organizational collaboration. They also highlight the value of cultural relativism to improve population health outcomes. Working for the people (and with the people) can make an important impact on health.
Briefly describe the population and health issue addressed in the case study.
In what way did cultural beliefs and behaviors contribute to the health issue in these case studies?
Which public health (or other) groups intervened, and how did they cooperate to improve health for this population?
What measures did the organization take to ensure they respected the dignity of the individuals and their culture?
How does this case study relate to our class resources addressing culture and collaboration?