The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) highlights the key challenges we face to improve the health and wellbeing of people who work and live in Northumberland and help reduce inequalities.
The JSNA is a web-based resource, allowing people to access the most up-to-date data and evidence. It is a statutory requirement to produce and maintain a JSNA. Whilst the statutory responsibility falls to the Local Authority and Integrated Care Board (ICB) (formerly the Clinical Commissioning Group), other statutory and non-statutory partners play a vital role in producing and reviewing the JSNA.
The JSNA is under constant review, however, this process was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During 2022/23, we have started to update the whole resource starting with the Best Start in Life and Mental Health chapters. Both chapters are made up of topics, e.g., breast feeding, smoking at time of delivery, suicide prevention.
A JSNA Steering Group will be established including Northumberland County Council, ICB and others as appropriate to plan which topics will be refreshed and when.
In supporting the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, other priorities include wider determinants of health e.g., Fuel Poverty (completed March 2022), Debt and Benefits Advice (completed March 2022) and transport.
If you have any comments or questions about the JSNA please contact firstname.lastname@example.org