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 the 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 local authority and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are produced. These reports provide a snapshot of the current health and wellbeing indicators. The district profiles focus on the wider determinants of health and the CCG profiles have a healthcare public health emphasis.

The latest profiles are available to view or download from the links in the box on the right hand side of this page.

Please click here to access the JSNA topic documents.

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