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. The newly created Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion will support public health at the provincial and local levels. In addition, the Program provides leadership in planning and responding to emergencies with a health component.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Public Health 679,749,000 581,552,200 98,196,800 505,186,447
  Total Including Special Warrants 679,749,000 581,552,200 98,196,800 505,186,447
Less: Special Warrants - 176,352,400 (176,352,400) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 679,749,000 405,199,800 274,549,200 505,186,447
Special Warrants - 176,352,400 (176,352,400) -
  Total Operating Expense 679,749,000 581,552,200 98,196,800 505,186,447
  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 1,000,000 500,000 500,000 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     19,991,100
  Employee benefits     3,004,400
  Transportation and communication     5,726,400
  Services     42,607,500
  Supplies and equipment     2,688,100
  Transfer payments      
     Official Local Health Agencies   344,363,500  
     Outbreaks of Diseases   174,872,400  
     Tuberculosis Prevention   6,345,300  
     Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control   1,625,200  
     Public Health Associations   332,300  
     Infection Control   19,320,400  
     Ontario Breast Screening Program   42,007,400  
     Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion   16,865,000 605,731,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     679,749,000
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     679,749,000
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1406-6 Public Health      
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Official Local Health Agencies     1,000,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000,000
  Total Operating Assets for Public Health Program     1,000,000