As health care concerns grow in the U.S., medical anthropologist Linda M. Whiteford and social psychologist Larry G. Branch present their findings on a health care anomaly, from an unlikely source. Primary Health Care in Cuba examines the highly successful model of primary health care in Cuba following the 1959 Cuban Revolution. This model, developed during a time of dramatic social and political change, created a preventive care system to better provide equity access to health care. Cuba's recognition as a paragon of health care has earned praise from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Pan American Health Organization. In this book, Whiteford and Branch explore the successes of Cuba's preventive primary health care system and its contribution to global health.
Linda M. Whiteford is professor of medical anthropology and associate vice president for academic affairs and strategic initiatives at the University of South Florida. She has also served as president of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Laurence G. Branch is professor of social psychology for the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida.
Chapter 1 The Cuban Health Care Revolution Chapter 2 An Overview of the Cuban Primary Health Care Model Between 1959 - 2000 Chapter 3 Alma Ata and the Concept of 'Primary Health Care' Chapter 4 The Cuban Primary Health Care Model for Child/Maternal Care Chapter 5 The Cuban Experience with Controlling Infectious and Communicable Diseases Through Primary Health Care Chapter 6 Chronic Diseases in Cuba Chapter 7 Recasting the 'Public' in Public Health: Assessing the Cuban Experience Chapter 8 Lessons Learned from Cuba's Primary Health Care Model