Funding

The funding sources of the Health Unit can be seen in the financial charts below:

2013 Financials

Revenue and expenses charts for 2013

Accountability

The Perth District Health Unit is governed by an autonomous Board of Health, which is made up of six elected municipal representatives and two provincial representatives.

A Management Team of 11, which includes the Medical Officer of Health and four-person Executive Committee, oversees public health services and provides direction to more than 100 full- and part-time staff members.

The Perth District Health Unit is guided by our mission and values and our Strategic Plan. Our program mandate is described in the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008. Organizational and governance standards for the agency are detailed in the Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards.

As part of the funding agreement Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Board measures and reports its performance on a variety of indicators. Below is the latest performance report on these indicators.

The Health Unit uses a Balanced Score Card approach based on the Strategic Plan to measure the effectiveness of its programs and services.

Performance Accountability

Bold percentages indicate where the Perth District Health Unit is equal to or above the provincial average.
IndicatorsTargetPerth District Health Unit's Performance in 2015Perth District Health Unit's Performance in 2016Average Provincial Performance in 2016
Tobacco vendors in compliance with youth access legislation at the time of last inspectiongreater than 90%98.3%94.5%96.8%
Secondary schools inspected once per year for compliance with section ten of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act100%87.5%100%99.6%
Tobacco retailers inspected for compliance with section three of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (non-seasonal)100%100%100%99.3%
Tobacco retailers inspected for compliance with section three of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (seasonal)100%100%100%96.3%
Tobacco retailers inspected for compliance with display, handling and promotion sections of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act100%100%100%98.4%
Oral health assessment and surveillance: schools screened100%100%Not reported yetNot reported yet
Oral health assessment and surveillance: Junior and Senior Kindergarden, Grade two students screened in all publicly funded schools100%100%Not reported yetNot reported yet
Implementation status of Nutristep Preschool ScreenAdvanced (Intermediate for 2015)IntermediateAdvancedAll but one Health Unit achieved Advanced
Baby-Friendly Initiative statusDesignatedDesignatedDesignatedAll but three Health Units met their target
High-risk food premises inspected once every four months while in operationMonitoring100%98.9%98.9%
Moderate-risk food premises inspected once every six months while in operationMonitoring100%100%98.3%
Class A pools inspected while in operationMonitoring (100% for 2015)100%100%99.4%
High-risk Small Drinking Water System inspections completed for those that are due for re-inspection100%Not applicable100%99.2%
Public spas inspected while in operationMonitoring100%100%97.8%
Restaurants with a Certified Food Handler on site at time of routine inspectionBaseline being established (not applicable for 2015)Not applicable53.1%55%
Personal services settings inspected annuallyMonitoring100%100%96.6%
Suspected rabies exposures reported with investigation initiated within one day of public health unit notification97.5%90.4%93.7%97.7%
Confirmed gonorrhea cases where initiation of follow-up occurred within two business daysMonitoring100%100%99%
Confirmed invasive group A streptococcus (iGAS) cases where initiation of follow-up occurred on the same day as receipt of lab confirmation of a positive caseMonitoring100%100%96.2%
Salmonella cases where one or more risk factors other than "unknown" was entered into Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS)95% (85% for 2015)95%100%92.4%
Confirmed gonorrhea cases treated according to recommended Ontario treatment guidelinesMonitoring77.8%66.7%60.7%
Human papillomavirus vaccine wasted that is stored/administered by the public health unitMonitoring (0% for 2015)0.1%0.6%2.1%
Influenza vaccine wasted that is stored/administered by the public health unit0%0.3%0.7%10.8%
Refrigerators storing publicly funded vaccines that have received a completed routine annual cold chain inspection100%100%100%99.5%
School-aged children who have completed immunizations for Hepatitis BMonitoring76.1%76.7%67.5%
School-aged children who have completed immunizations for Human papillomavirusMonitoring53.7%63.8%58.2%
School-aged children who have completed immunizations for MeningococcusMonitoring86.1%84.8%81.4%
Mumps. Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccine wastageBaseline being established (not applicable for 2015)Not applicable2.5%11.8%
Seven or eight year old students in compliance with the Immunization of School Pupil's ActBaseline being established (not applicable for 2015)Not applicable98.5%91.4%
Sixteen or 17 year old students in compliance with the Immunization of School Pupil's ActNot applicableNot applicable95.4%78.8%