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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
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Public Health 772,777,000 765,744,400 7,032,600 704,246,270
Total Including Special Warrants 772,777,000 765,744,400 7,032,600 704,246,270
Less: Special Warrants 231,663,700 - 231,663,700 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 541,113,300 765,744,400 (224,631,100) 704,246,270
Special Warrants 231,663,700 - 231,663,700 -
  Total Operating Expense 772,777,000 765,744,400 7,032,600 704,246,270
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Public Health 500,000 1,000,000 (500,000) 1,000,000
Total Including Special Warrants 500,000 1,000,000 (500,000) 1,000,000
Less: Special Warrants 150,000 - 150,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 350,000 1,000,000 (650,000) 1,000,000
Special Warrants 150,000 - 150,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 500,000 1,000,000 (500,000) 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     20,136,200
      Supplies and equipment     2,353,800
      Transfer payments      
          Official Local Health Agencies   377,234,600  
          Outbreaks of Diseases   172,630,800  
          Tuberculosis Prevention   9,113,900  
          Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control   3,425,200  
          Public Health Associations   332,300  
          Infection Control   19,900,400  
          Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion   148,017,900 730,655,100
  Total Operating Expense     772,777,000
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     772,777,000
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1406-6 Public Health      
      Advances and recoverable amounts      
          Official Local Health Agencies     500,000
  Total Operating Assets     500,000
  Total Operating Assets for Public Health Program     500,000