250655 Cuban Integration of Public Health and Medical Care

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM

Brad Beasley, MS , STD/HIV Prevention and Control Program, Metro Public Health Department, Nashville, TN
This presentation will provide an overview of the Cuban health care system and its integration of public health and medical practices. Through this integration, Cuba uses conventional and culturally based public health methods to achieve healthy behaviors and positive outcomes among its citizens and international partners.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
1. Define the relationship between and integration of public health, health care, and Cuban culture. 2. Describe the components of Cuba’s community-based healthcare model. 3. Describe the medical education system and its approach to responding to health issues, particularly among global communities in need.

Keywords: International Public Health, Community Health Programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I am the director of a major metropolitan STD/HIV prevention and control program, engaged in disease intervention, treatment, and education.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.