Key points on Suffolk's population with links to more information in the JSNA
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
What's the JSNA about?
Core JSNA products
The JSNA aims to answer questions about our local population.
- How many people are there?
- What are they like? (demographics such as age and gender)
- Where do they live?
- How healthy are Suffolk residents?
- What factors influence this?
We gather quantitative and qualitative evidence from public and restricted data sources. This may include service outcomes and views collected from local commissioners, providers or service users.
We analyse this in reports and tools to inform commissioning and service development.
Every JSNA is different...
There is no template that must be used, and no mandatory data that must be included. Reports can be web pages, dashboards, documents, presentations or videos.
The JSNA is not just one document - it is a rolling programme of reports and is a central resource for health in Suffolk.
JSNAs often include more detailed needs assessments:
- for an area (a district or an Integrated Neighbourhood Team area), like our place-based needs assessments (PBNAs)
- for groups of people, such as those likely to have poor health outcomes)
- on wider determinants of health (social, economic and environmental factors, such as housing)
There's a searchable JSNA index (PowerBI) to help you find the right content.