Department of Health, Ohio

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The Department of Health is an agency in Ohio.

The purpose of the Ohio Department of Health is to "protect and improve the health of all Ohioans." This is accomplished by working with 130 local health departments to provide health services to the residents of Ohio.[1]

Budget

In 2009, 2010, the Department's appropriation totaled approximately $650 million. Overall spending increased between FY 2008 and FY 2009 by 0.05% and by 6% between FY 2009 and FY 210; payroll spending decreased between SFY09 and SFY10 by over 7.5%; contract expenditures declined by over 38%; grant/subsidy payments to local partners increased by 15%.[2]

Program Year Allocations Year Allocations Year Allocations
Disease Prevention 2008 $78,736,299 2009 $88,515,846 2010 $79,620,373
Family & Community Health Services 2008 $385,906,080 2009 $403,976,851 2010 $413,317,639
Quality Assurance 2008 $33,334,271 2009 $40,597,205 2010 $38,646,546
Public Health Preparedness 2008 $72,678,893 2009 $56,474,670 2010 $90,560,547
Services To State Employees 2008 $3,040,653 2009 $ 2,897,109 2010 $1,716,484
Program Support 2008 $47,553,240 2009 $29,120,073 2010 $27,373,886
Federal Stimulus 2008 --- 2009 --- 2010 $7,406,802
Total 2008 $621,249,437 2009 $621,581,755 2010 $658,642,276

Programs

The Department administers the State's Women's Health Services program, which provides health care access to low-income women to protect the well-being of women, infants, and children.[3] In 2007, the program provided prenatal and postpartum care to 1,862 patients and reproductive health care to 14,537 patients.

The State's Women's, Infants and Children program, which is a supplemental nutrition program that provides eligible women with education, nutritional foods, and health care support, is also administered through the Department of Health. In 2009, the program served an average of 303,679 women, infants, and children per month. Funding for 2009 totaled $278,864,375.[4]

Transparency

The Department's Public Record policy is available.[5] Annual reports are also posted.[2]


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