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Initial Report on Public Health

Welcome to the website for the Initial Report on Public Health.

The government of Ontario is committed to renewing and revitalizing Ontario's Public Health System. As part of this renewal, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is developing a performance management system for public health that will address local and provincial performance, accountability and sustainability.

As a first step towards the new performance management system, the Public Health Division has produced the Initial Report on Public Health. This report provides a snapshot of Ontario's public health sector; it provides an overview of the scope of public health and profiles the local operational context of public health program and service delivery. It is a beginning to understanding the current work of public health and will inform the development of a performance management system for public health.

While this report is not intended as a performance report, it does provide a status update on a range of indicators related to public health practice. The indicators in this report do not link directly with requirements or outcomes in the Ontario Public Health Standards.

Table 1 includes all variables from the 2009 report, new variables from a 2012 update (number tobacco vendors, number of college and university campuses), and a third new variable, number of retirement homes. Additional changes include the reassignment of health units to the 2011 peer group categories as defined by Statistics Canada, and the updating of variables based on 2011 Census and national survey data.

View Table 1: Health Unit Profiles including variable definitions and data sources. [PDF]

To view specific sections of the 2009 report, as well as supporting document related to the report, please click on the links below, or use the navigation links on the left hand side of the page.

Report Contents

Report Contents - provides the written text from various sections of the report from the introduction to the conclusion.

Health Unit Profiles

Health Unit Profiles - provides the health unit profile data table.

Indicators

Indicators - provides the narrative, definition, and data for each indicator, as well as the full indicator data table.

Case Studies

Case Studies - provides the text for each case study included in the report, as well as other case studies.

Supporting Documents

Supporting Documents - provides links to the 2009 report appendices.
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