Joint strategic needs assessment

The core aim of North Yorkshire’s JSNA is to improve the public’s health and reduce inequalities across the whole County. We do this by bringing together local authorities, community voluntary sector service users, NHS partners and others to research and agree a comprehensive local picture of health and wellbeing needs. The JSNA encourages a joined up approach to the development of services and is used to identify priorities for commissioning.


  • The content of the JSNA is arranged into 5 themes:
  • People,
  • Vulnerable groups,
  • Wider determinants,
  • Behaviour and lifestyle, and
  • Illness and death


Under each theme are a number of topics and these and are being added to all the time. The content of the JSNA is agreed by JSNA editorial group which meets quarterly.


In addition to providing topic based interactive documents, an annual update of core data and summary reports for each clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is also produced. These reports provide a snapshot of the current health and wellbeing indicators and highlight indicators that have changed since publication of previous reports.

Please click here to access the JSNA documents.

If you have any questions or comments about the joint strategic needs assessment, please email