Introduction

The goal of population-based disease case management is to optimize the self-care capabilities of individuals and families, including the capacity of systems and communities to coordinate and provide health and human services. This training will present a brief introduction to infectious disease case management principles. The primary goal of local public health officials, as infectious disease case managers, is to ensure individuals complete an appropriate and effective course of treatment in the shortest time possible with the least restrictive measures indicated, and to identify all high-risk contacts and refer them to evaluation and treatment.

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • List the goals and levels of case management for infectious diseases
  • Describe the four components of the case management process
  • Distinguish among case identification, case investigation, and case management
  • Explain when case management concludes