Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Department of Public Health
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Health Protection $ 148,013.5 324.0 $ 151,716.0 314.0
Preparedness and Response $ 54,443.4 52.0 $ 38,983.9 50.0
Health Care Regulation $ 39,622.1 403.0 $ 40,059.0 401.0
Women's Health $ 39,101.1 36.0 $ 42,999.7 35.0
Health Promotion $ 25,770.0 60.0 $ 25,838.3 54.0
Policy, Planning, and Statistics $ 16,868.3 103.0 $ 16,943.4 97.0
Center for Minority Health Services $ 514.4 5.5 $ 0.0 0.0
Non-Reporting Programs
Administration  $ 57,316.0 109.0 $ 55,868.6 111.0
IT  $ 1,664.5 36.0 $ 1,626.9 39.0
Totals $ 383,313.3 1,128.5 $ 374,035.8 1,101.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to protect the health and wellness of the people in Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation, and control of disease and injury. The Office of Health Protection (OHP) prevents the spread of infectious disease and illness through several programs and services, including childhood immunization, childhood lead poisoning prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and drug treatment, prevention and control of foodborne illnesses, and clinical and environmental lab testing services. The Office of Preparedness and Response (OPR) coordinates the Department’s operations for statewide public health emergencies and regulates emergency medical systems, including hospital trauma centers and emergency medical technicians/paramedics. The Office of Health Care Regulation (OHCR) promotes quality of care and patient safety in health care facilities throughout the state. OHCR conducts annual licensure inspections of long-term care facilities, investigates complaints, and operates a 24-hour central complaint registry. OHCR also regulates hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and assisted living facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal standards. The Office of Health Promotion (OHP) provides preventive health services for chronic diseases, metabolic and genetic disorders in newborns, vision and hearing disorders in children, oral health, and injury. Services include health education, screening, counseling, and follow-up. The Office of Women’s Health and Family Services (OWHFS) promotes women’s health through the provision of free screenings for breast and cervical cancer for at-risk women in the state. OWHFS also promotes awareness and education on women’s health issues and operates the Women’s Health Helpline. The Office of Policy, Planning, and Statistics (OPPS) promotes access to health care for rural and underserved populations. OPPS also promotes patient safety measures, including those focused on the reduction of medical errors and health facility-acquired infections. In addition, OPPS collects and evaluates a broad range of health information and develops state health care policies.