Joint strategic needs assessment
What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?
A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an ongoing process by which local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and other public sector partners jointly describe the current and future health and wellbeing needs of its local population and identify priorities for action.
The JSNA is not just about health and personal social care services – it is also about the wider aspects of health including poverty, employment, education, public safety, housing and the environment.
The ultimate purpose of the JSNA process is to use the information gathered to identify local priorities and support commissioners to commission services and interventions that are based on need. This achieves better health and wellbeing outcomes and reduces health inequalities.
All JSNA chapters have been updated during 2013 using the latest data available as at the end of September 2013.
Who is responsible for the JSNA?
For more information and to suggest areas for needs assessment:
Read the latest joint strategic needs assessment
- download the executive summary
The 2013 JSNA is presented as 23 chapters describing health and wellbeing in Camden. These chapters will be regularly updated and more areas of health and wellbeing added:
- Chapter 1: Camden's population
- Chapter 2: overall health and wellbeing in Camden
- Chapter 3: employment
- Chapter 4: education
- Chapter 5: housing
- Chapter 6: community safety
- Chapter 7: maternal and infant health
- Chapter 8: smoking
- Chapter 9: physical activity
- Chapter 10: obesity
- Chapter 11: sexual health
- Chapter 12: alcohol
- Chapter 13: substance misuse
- Chapter 14: cardiovascular disease
- Chapter 15: diabetes
- Chapter 16: cancer
- Chapter 17: respiratory disease
- Chapter 18: mental health
- Chapter 19: learning disabilities
- Chapter 20: children with special education needs and disability
- Chapter 21: carers
- Chapter 22: air quality
- Chapter 23: vulnerable children
and young people