Adult & Public Health

Dear Phase 3 Students of Atılım Univ. Medical School

All medical students,
Medical residents in different branches
Allied health staff

General public and Media,

On 26th February 2024, we’ll conduct a 1 hour lecture for Phase 3 Students of Atılım Univ. Medical School with a subject of

Adult & Public Health

Here is the 40 slides PDF file (3,4 MB) : Adult & Public Health, Ahmet SALTIK

10 important public health issues related to adults                                  :

1.Chronic Diseases: Addressing conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension
is crucial. Promoting healthy lifestyles, regular screenings, and early intervention
can mitigate their impact.
2.Mental Health: Mental health disorders affect a significant portion of the adult population. Strategies to reduce stigma, improve access to mental health services, and promote well-being
are essential.
3.Tobacco Use: Smoking and other tobacco products contribute to various health problems. Public health efforts should focus on prevention, cessation programs and awareness campaigns.
4.Obesity and Nutrition: Encouraging healthy eating habits, physical activity, and
weight management is vital. Obesity increases the risk of multiple health conditions.
5.Substance Abuse: Addressing alcohol, drug, and prescription medication misuse is critical. Prevention, treatment, and harm reduction strategies are essential components.
6.Sexual Health: Promoting safe sexual practices, regular screenings, and awareness
about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are crucial for maintaining adult health.
7.Vaccination: Ensuring adults receive recommended vaccines (e.g., flu, pneumonia,
shingles-zona…) helps prevent serious illnesses and reduces healthcare burden.
8.Health Disparities: Addressing disparities related to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and geographic location is essential for equitable access to healthcare.
9.Aging Population: As the population ages, addressing geriatric health issues becomes paramount. This includes falls prevention, dementia care, and promoting active aging.
10.Health Literacy: Improving adults’ understanding of health information, navigating healthcare systems, and making informed decisions is fundamental for overall well-being.

With respect and love. 26th February 2024, Ankara

Prof. Dr. Ahmet SALTIK MD, BSc, LLM
Atılım Univ. Medical School, Dept. of  Public Health
BSc in Political Sciences & Public Administration
LLM in Health Law       X : @profsaltik

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