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Report Contents
Health Unit Profiles
» Group A - Population Health
» Group B - Governance and
   Accountability Indicators
Case Studies
Supporting Documents
Initial Report on Public Health

Thirty-four indicators are presented to reflect the current state of Ontario's public health system. The indicators fall into two categories 1) population health related and 2) governance and accountability related.

Each indicator narrative provides background and contextual information on the importance of that indicator in public health practice and gives specific examples of the role of public health in relation to that indicator.

Following each narrative you will find the indicator definition including data sources and notes, along with the data for that indicator.

Group A - Population Health Indicators
  1. Teen Pregnancy
  2. Low Birth Weight
  3. Breastfeeding Duration
  4. Postpartum Contact
  5. Smoking Prevalence
  6. Youth Lifetime Smoking Abstinence
  7. Adult Heavy Drinking
  8. Youth Heavy Drinking
  9. Physical Activity Index
10. Healthy Body Mass Index
11. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
12. Fall-Related Hospitalizations Among Seniors
13. Enteric Illnesses Incidence
14. Respiratory Infection Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Homes
15. Chlamydia Incidence
16. Immunization Coverage of Hepatitis B
17. Immunization Coverage of Measles, Mumps and Rubella
18. Adverse Water Quality Incidents
Group B - Governance and Accountability Indicators
19. Total Board of Health Expenditures
20. Board of Health Expenditure Variance
21. Expenditures on Training and Professional Development
22. Numbers of FTEs by Job Categories
23. Numbers of Vacant Positions by Job Categories
24. Employment Status of Medical Officers of Health
25. Staff Length of Service
26. Familiarity with Public Health Unit Programs and Services
27. Issuance of a Health Status Report
28. Strategic Plan
29. Emergency Response Plan Tested
30. Accreditation Status
31. Medical Officer of Health Performance Evaluation
32. Medical Officer of Health Reporting Relationships
33. Board Member Orientation
34. Board Self-Evaluation