Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) are carried out regularly. The purpose of JSNAs is to pull together all the information which is available on the health and wellbeing of our local population and which can help us answer questions like:

  • what do people need now and in the future?
  • what are we doing already?
  • is it working?
  • are there things we should and will need to be doing but are not?
  • are we targeting services and support properly?

The Health and Wellbeing Boards then use that information to guide the creation of a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which identifies priorities and actions to be carried out which will  result in the commissioning of effective public services and an improvement in people’s health and wellbeing.

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Last updated: 13 December 2016
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