What is the JSNA?
A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides evidence of the health needs of the population to support decision making and improve the health and wellbeing of Enfield. It is an ongoing process by which public sector partners, including the local authority and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) describe the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the population.
The JSNA includes information and intelligence about demography, health status and factors influencing health, such as smoking, diet and exercise. It is also concerned with the wider determinants of health such as poverty, employment, housing and the environment.
The JSNA provides a range of evidence-based information with the aim of supporting decision making to achieve improved health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.
Who is the JSNA for?
The main audience for the JSNA are health and social care commissioners, local authorities and CCG’s. The purpose of the JSNA is to provide the information needed to identify local priorities for action and support commissioners to commission services and interventions. The JSNA can also be used as an evidence-based resource for preparing bids and business cases in both the public and voluntary sector.
Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 local Health and Wellbeing Boards are responsible for producing the JSNA. The public health intelligence team has been working on updating the JSNA to develop a new style using web-based resources with interactive tools and profiles. The JSNA is currently under development and new profiles are being added as they are completed. Visit the new Enfield JSNA here.
For more information or questions regarding the JSNA please contact the team using the form.