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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. 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 Public Health Ontario, and provides oversight and ensures accountability of the system. It includes the Chief Medical Officer of Health who has independent powers and the responsibility to report annually on the state of public health to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The program also partners with Public Health Ontario which supports public health at the provincial and local levels through the provision of scientific advice, education and training and field support as required.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Public Health 708,467,800 706,807,600 1,660,200 643,742,585
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 708,467,800 706,807,600 1,660,200 643,742,585
  Total Operating Expense 708,467,800 706,807,600 1,660,200 643,742,585
  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     14,715,400
  Employee benefits     2,336,100
  Transportation and communication     2,580,400
  Services     20,365,200
  Supplies and equipment     2,024,800
  Transfer payments      
     Official Local Health Agencies   347,660,600  
     Outbreaks of Diseases   138,701,000  
     Tuberculosis Prevention   6,613,900  
     Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control   1,625,200  
     Public Health Associations   332,300  
     Infection Control   19,900,400  
     Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion   151,612,500 666,445,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     708,467,800
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     708,467,800
  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