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Second Annual DC Public Health Case Challenge: Supporting Adult Involvement in Adolescent Health and Education

By Amy Geller, Sarah Baden, Holly Berkley, Viraj Bhatt, Emilie Biondokin, Leah Broadhurst, Mamta Chaudhari, Cameron Clarke, Ayramana Correa, Chandani Desai, Sandy Fulkerson Schaeffer, Jolynn Gardner, Carrie Gillispie, Morgan Harvey, Caitlin Ingraham, Demi Lewis, Atila Libutsi, William Patrick Luan, Samuel McAleese, Courtney Middlebrook, Asad Moten, Sara Mullery, Kalpana Parvathaneni, Adria Peterkin, Nathan Praschan, Erin Prendergast, Uneeb Qureshi, Hannah Risheq, Neil Shelat, Brandon Shumway, Kristin Wertin, and Sophie Yang.
October 14, 2015 | Discussion Paper

In 2014, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held the second annual District of Columbia (DC) Public Health Case Challenge. The IOM collaborated with faculty and students from Georgetown University to develop this competition, which had its inaugural year in 2013 and was both inspired by and modeled on the Emory University Global Health Case Competition.

The DC Case Challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning in public health and to foster engagement with local universities and the local community. The Case Challenge engages graduate and undergraduate students from multiple schools, disciplines, and universities to come together to promote awareness of and develop innovative solutions for 21st century public health issues, grounded in a challenge faced by the local DC community.

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