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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

What is JSNA?

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the means by which the local health economy, local authorities and third sector organisations work together to understand the future health, care and well-being needs of their community. The JSNA aims to support action to improve local people's well-being by ensuring that services meet their needs. It is designed to inform and drive future investment priorities and thereby help to plan services more effectively.

What is the role of the Health and Well Being Boards?

The Health and Social care Act 2012 establishes health and wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.

Amongst other duties, the Boards will bring together clinical commissioning groups and councils to develop a shared understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of the community. They will undertake the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and develop a joint strategy for how these needs can be best addressed. This will include recommendations for joint commissioning and integrating services across health and care.

You can find the latest update from Walsall's Health and Wellbeing Board here.

For more information, visit the Walsall Health and Wellbeing Board website.

Walsall JSNA 2013 - Strategic Priorities

The Health and Wellbeing Board agreed June 2013 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Click the link to download the current Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Walsall JSNA

The current Walsall JSNA 2016  reports can be accessed  at the link below.

JSNA

Previous Walsall JSNA

JSNA 2013

JSNA 2012

JSNA 2009

JSNA 2008

Walsall Health & Wellbeing Intelligence

Data and intelligence on health and the determinants of health often form the core of a JSNA.

Click the links below to be redirected to relevant topic pages on Walsall Local Intelligence System (LIS) that contain data and intelligence relevant the JSNA issues.

Public health topic pages

Public Health Intelligence

Area Health Profiles

Public health and other outcome frameworks tool data

Outcome frameworks tool

 

External data sources to inform JSNA issues

There are many national web resources that provide valuable data and intelligence that can inform a JSNA programme.  Click the link below to be redirected to some of the most relevant pages on the web

 
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