Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)?

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the means by which CCGs and local authorities describe the future health, care and wellbeing needs of the local populations and to identify the strategic direction of service delivery to meet those needs.

The aim of a JSNA is to:

  • Provide analyses of data to show the health and wellbeing status of local communities.
  • Define where inequalities exist.
  • Provide information on local community views and evidence of effectiveness of existing interventions which will help to shape future plans for services.
  • Highlight key findings based on the information and evidence collected.