Ministry Reports

For The Public's Health :
A Plan of Action

Final Report of the Ontario Expert Panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control
April 2004

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.

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Full Report
Executive Summary and Recommendations
50 pages | 316 kb | PDF format

Review of Initial Report
10 pages | 124 kb | PDF format

Introduction to Final Report
12 pages | 1.32 kb | PDF format

Chapter Two : Communicable Disease and Infection Control
67 pages | 532 kb | PDF format

Chapter Three : Point of Care
24 pages | 217 kb | PDF format

Chapter Four : Plan for Action
39 pages | 288 kb | PDF format

Projected Costing for Key Recommendation Areas
8 pages | 12 kb | PDF format

Report Cover
1 page | 230 kb | PDF format

Appendix 1:
Terms of Reference
4 pages | 73 kb | PDF format

Appendix 2:
A Comparison between CDC's Essential Public Health Services and
PAHO's Essential Public Health Functions

12 pages | 156 kb | PDF format

5 pages | 68 kb | PDF format

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