DC Public Health Case Challenge

Type: Special Project
Topics: Public Health, Global Health
Board: HMD Executive Office

Activity Description

The DC Public Health Case Challenge is modeled on Emory University’s Global Health Case Competition, and was born when representatives from the IOM and Georgetown University met at Emory’s competition in March 2013. The DC Case Challenge aims to promote interdisciplinary, problem-based learning around a public health issue that faces the local DC community.

Universities in the DC area form teams consisting of 5-6 members from at least three disciplines. Teams are given a case, written by students from one of the participating universities, that provides background information on a local public health problem. Teams have a limited amount of time to devise a comprehensive intervention, which they present to an expert panel of judges.

Teams are judged on the interdisciplinary nature of their response, feasibility of implementation, creativity, and professionalism.

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