Infectious Diseases Profile

Public Health programs to prevent and control the spread of communicable disease in our city. City of Hamilton provides immunizations, health education, case management, clinical services, inspection services and responds to reports of communicable diseases and manages outbreaks in the community and local institutions.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Immunization
  • Vector Borne Disease Prevention and Control
  • Infectious and Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control

Type of Service

  • Public facing

Rationale

  • Essential/Mandatory, Legislated requirement 

Primary Funding Sources

  • Grants/Subsidies

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Legislated

 

Performance Measures

How Well Did You Do It? (quality)

  • Percentage of suspected rabies exposures reported with investigation initiated within one day of public health unit notification, per year: 99.9% (2016)

Is Anyone Better Off? (impact)

  • Percentage of personal service settings inspected annually: 99.6% (2016)
  • Percentage of school-aged children who have completed immunizations for hepatitis B: 74.5% (July 1 2016 – June 30, 2017)
  • Percentage of school-aged children who have completed immunizations for HPV: 63.6% (July 1 2016 – June 30, 2017)
  • Percentage of school-aged children who have completed immunizations for meningococcus: 83.4% (July 1 2016 – June 30, 2017)
  • Percentage of high risk licensed day nurseries that receive a routine inspection 3 times per calendar year: 100% (2016)

Strategic Plan Priority - Healthy & Safe Communities