For The Public's Health :
A Plan of Action
Final Report of the Ontario Expert Panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control
Introduction to Final Report
In this Final Report, the Panel presents a series of core steps that we consider foundational to the overall public health renewal process. The steps include an approach to the development of an Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Agency and strengthened infrastructure at the provincial level, as well as a series of phased practical steps required at the local and regional levels. These latter steps are required to enhance local capacity and preparedness to strengthen the protection of patients, healthcare providers, and the public on a day-to-day basis as well as to respond to inevitable, high profile emergencies.