PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM - VOTE 1406

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PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM - VOTE 1406

The goal of the Public Health Program is to protect and enhance health, prevent the onset of disease and premature death of Ontarians at all stages of life. This Program reflects the direction to focus health care resources on preventive health services. The Public Health Program sets standards and protocols, and provides funding to Ontario's boards of health. The Program includes the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, who has independent powers and a responsibility to report annually on the state of public health to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. In this regard, the mandate of Public Health includes the entire spectrum of infectious diseases, chronic diseases and injury prevention, healthy child development, family and community health, and environmental health - all with a focus on the underlying determinants of health and illness. In addition the Program provides leadership in planning and responding to emergencies with a health component.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Public Health 582,534,800 564,155,800 18,379,000 418,688,632
  Total Including Special Warrants 582,534,800 564,155,800 18,379,000 418,688,632
Less: Special Warrants 176,352,400 - 176,352,400 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 406,182,400 564,155,800 (157,973,400) 418,688,632
Special Warrants 176,352,400 - 176,352,400 -
  Total Operating Expense 582,534,800 564,155,800 18,379,000 418,688,632
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Public Health 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 1,000,000
  Total Including Special Warrants 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 1,000,000
Less: Special Warrants 500,000 - 500,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 500,000 1,000,000 (500,000) 1,000,000
Special Warrants 500,000 - 500,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 1,000,000



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1406-4 Public Health      
  Salaries and wages     17,088,000
  Employee benefits     2,519,600
  Transportation and communication     2,095,400
  Services     26,548,000
  Supplies and equipment     2,525,500
  Transfer payments      
     Official Local Health Agencies   302,538,900  
     Outbreaks of Diseases   164,420,600  
     Tuberculosis Prevention   5,345,300  
     Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control   1,625,200  
     Public Health Associations   332,300  
     Infection Control   19,320,400  
     Ontario Breast Screening Program   38,175,600 531,758,300
  Total Operating Expense     582,534,800
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     582,534,800
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1406-6 Public Health      
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Official Local Health Agencies     1,000,000
  Total Operating Assets     1,000,000
  Total Operating Assets for Public Health Program     1,000,000