The JSNAs process aims to provide a comprehensive picture of the current and future health & wellbeing needs of the population and inform commissioning of health, wellbeing and social care services to achieve better outcomes for people and reduce inequalities.
The production of an annual JSNA has been a statutory duty placed on the Directors of Public Health, Children's Services and Adult Services since 2007. The Health and Social Care Bill 2011 (which is due to come in to force in April 2013) places an equal & explicit obligation on Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to prepare a JSNA, and to develop a Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) for meeting the local needs identified in the JSNA.
This area of our site is a repository for all available information on the needs of our local population ("hard data" i.e. statistics; & "soft data" i.e. the views of local people or "voice"). Dudley has a continuing programme of developing JSNAs and in the future we will also wish to balance this "needs" or "deficits" approach with a community "assets" or "strengths" approach which values the capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential in communities.
By exploring this section you will find:
Together these provide a resource that supports the analysis and identification of:
current and future health and wellbeing needs;
the most important key areas for change;
health outcomes that are not being met;
health inequalities to be addressed;
client groups with unmet needs;
and services that require change.