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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 Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion supports 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
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Public Health 783,979,900 1,409,331,000 (625,351,100) 654,650,483
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 783,979,900 1,409,331,000 (625,351,100) 654,650,483
  Total Operating Expense 783,979,900 1,409,331,000 (625,351,100) 654,650,483
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Public Health 1,000,000 1,000,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000,000 1,000,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 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     19,276,100
  Employee benefits     2,885,000
  Transportation and communication     3,226,400
  Services     26,322,300
  Supplies and equipment     2,696,100
  Transfer payments      
     Official Local Health Agencies   331,357,300  
     Outbreaks of Diseases   170,870,800  
     Tuberculosis Prevention   6,613,900  
     Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control   1,625,200  
     Public Health Associations   332,300  
     Infection Control   19,320,400  
     Ontario Breast Screening Program   62,722,400  
     Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion   136,731,700 729,574,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     783,979,900
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     783,979,900
  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