Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) are local assessments of current and future health and social care needs.

The assessments are produced by health and wellbeing boards for each local authority area.

Why do we need a JSNA?

The aim of the JSNA is to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of the local community
  • reduce inequalities for all ages

It is a continuous process of strategic assessment and planning.

The assessment is used to help to decide what actions local authorities, the NHS and other partners need to take to meet health and social care requirements.

As well as this, the assessment is used to address the issues that will have an impact on health and wellbeing of Suffolk communities.

You can search for our reports and other information on the Healthy Suffolk website.