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.
This data is used by CCG Commissioners to begin service redesign projects and to help determine what services we need for our local population. The Communications and Engagement Team also consider this information when stakeholder mapping for specific engagement/consultation projects.
Walsall’s Health and Wellbeing Board made up of local leaders from the health and care system, work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities. The Board brings the health and care system together to develop a shared understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of the community. Health and care partners undertake the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and develop a joint strategy for how these needs can be best addressed. This includes recommendations for joint commissioning and integrating services across health and care.