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. 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. This Program focuses health resources on prevention and early interventions. The program:
- sets standards and protocols, provides funding to Ontario's public health system, including boards of health, related associations and the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, and ensures accountability of the system.
- includes 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.
- partners with the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion which supports public health at the provincial and local levels through scientific advice, education and training and field support as required.
|TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED||702,254,600||724,267,500||(22,012,900)||718,032,649|
|Total Operating Expense||702,254,600||724,267,500||(22,012,900)||718,032,649|
|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|
|Salaries and wages||19,360,100|
|Transportation and communication||3,226,400|
|Supplies and equipment||2,696,100|
|Official Local Health Agencies||342,709,800|
|Outbreaks of Diseases||135,679,800|
|Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control||1,625,200|
|Public Health Associations||332,300|
|Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion||140,186,600||647,048,000|
|Total Operating Expense to be Voted||702,254,600|
|Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program||702,254,600|
|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|