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
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
4 Public Health 752,331,000 733,556,800 18,774,200 625,419,900
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 752,331,000 733,556,800 18,774,200 625,419,900
  Total Operating Expense 752,331,000 733,556,800 18,774,200 625,419,900
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Public Health 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 1,000,000
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 1,000,000
  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     19,196,200
  Employee benefits     2,871,600
  Transportation and communication     3,226,400
  Services     28,269,900
  Supplies and equipment     19,758,700
  Transfer payments      
     Official Local Health Agencies   332,343,300  
     Outbreaks of Diseases   170,077,300  
     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   46,222,400  
     Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion   102,742,000 679,008,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     752,331,000
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     752,331,000
  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