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The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides an evidence-based evaluation of the health and wellbeing needs of York residents. Assessing both current and emerging needs, the JSNA is the responsibility of the York Health and Wellbeing Board.

The purpose of the JSNA is to provide a concise narrative of health outcomes and factors that influence health and wellbeing in York.

The main function of a JSNA is to inform the health and wellbeing strategy for the city. The pages of this JSNA are modelled on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for York, and follow the life course approach of that strategy document.

A JSNA can also be used for other purposes;

- to access high quality information about the health and wellbeing of York residents

- to understand better the factors that influence health in York

- to inform bids for charitable or project funding

- to inform strategy or policy documents

- to identify areas where there are gaps in the data and knowledge


As well as the main pages of the JSNA website, there are a number of 'Topic Specific Needs Assessments'. These are one-off projects that consider a health and wellbeing topic or a population group in significant detail.