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PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM - VOTE 1406

The goal of the Public Health Program is to protect and enhance health, and 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, environmental health, and emergency management - all with a focus on the underlying determinants of health and illness. This Program focuses health resources on prevention, detection, early interventions and treatment where appropriate.

The program sets standards, protocols and performance targets, provides funding to Ontario's public health system, including boards of health, related associations and Public Health Ontario, and provides policy and program oversight to ensure 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
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Public Health 761,522,400 715,462,800 46,059,600 679,112,170
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 761,522,400 715,462,800 46,059,600 679,112,170
  Total Operating Expense 761,522,400 715,462,800 46,059,600 679,112,170
  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     2,353,800
  Transfer payments      
     Official Local Health Agencies   367,856,100  
     Outbreaks of Diseases   168,678,400  
     Tuberculosis Prevention   8,013,900  
     Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control   3,425,200  
     Public Health Associations   332,300  
     Infection Control   19,900,400  
     Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion   150,965,200 719,171,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     761,522,400
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     761,522,400
  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