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The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education. Whatever their experience with the case method of teaching or with end-of-life care, most instructors will benefit from the extensive teaching notes written for each of the cases.

The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education.

This case can be used in a graduate level public management and leadership course to allow students to consider different approaches for Vice Minister Quesada in implementing major organizational change and how he handles the pressures upon him as a person and leader. This case can also be used in a leadership and organizational performance course to evaluate Quesada’s restructuring approach in managing rural health implementation and how to monitor and focus attention. Finally, this case could be used in a management course related to international development in the health sector to analyze the complex environment public manager’s face in implementing sweeping organizational changes in the developing world as well as his tactics for dealing with institutional opposition.

The case narrator is doing research on the health sector in Portobello—an alias for a Central American country—and follows Vice Health Minister Jose Manuel Quesada as he implements several major po

This leadership story describes how, with the powerful motivation of community survival, the Black AIDS Institute is raising the participation of African-Americans in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

In 1999, with HIV/AIDS tearing through the African-American community, Phill Wilson and his colleagues began to identify black stakeholders and offer them strategic ways to respond to the epidemic.

This case follows Greg Nickels as he navigates how the King County Board of Health will address reporting individuals with HIV.

This case presents the challenges facing Greg Nickels, the chair of the King County Board of Health, who must decide how the board will address the issue of reporting individuals with Human Immunod

With a focus on daily operations, this piece shows students viable alternatives to "command control" management styles. Accompanied by thorough teaching notes, this four page case provides important lessons in the politics of the administration of small integrated practices and creating accountability for production through local tracking systems.

In the rush to integrate physician practices into PHO-like structure, accountability for physician productivity is frequently ignored.

A newly hired program manager in a county health and human services department faces the challenge of turning a policy decision into a successful program, taking it from the developmental stage to actual implementation.

This is an excellent case to illustrate the use of training as a leverage point to reform a service delivery system.

Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) enables members of North Carolina's faith community to overcome fear and judgment about people with HIV/AIDS and to act on the policies of their national den

This case contains themes pertinent to policy analysis, science and public policy, public management, and ethics. It can facilitate a rich discussion that can last 45-70 minutes, but it is suitable to shorter, more focused discussion of specific issues as well.

This case describes the decision by administrators at San Jose State University to ban blood drives on campus and the aftermath of that decision.

The Hartland Memorial Hospital case is a two-part exercise with related but different learning objectives.

This case serves as a basis for class discussion of why good policy ideas might fail to be implemented or taken up on the agenda. Dr. Viau’s perspective allows students to consider the strategic planning and framing necessary in developing, presenting, and advocating a policy idea in a complex environment.

Dr. Albert Viau has developed a national physician’s assistant program to help solve the problem of rural health service delivery in Republica, a mountainous Central American country.