Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Improving the public's health and reducing inequalities

Local authorities and local health services are required to undertake Joint Strategic Needs Assessments of health and well-being. This work is a continuous process of assessment designed to inform decisions made locally about what services are commissioned. The core aim is to improve the public's health and reduce inequalities.

Findings from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and public consultation are used to produce a Joint Health and Well-being Strategy through Worcestershire's Health and Well-being Board.

Download the Statutory Guidance on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies.

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Training for Professionals

JSNA workshops are available free of charge and will be of interest to people working within organisations with an interest in Worcestershire's health and wellbeing and who would like to know more about the Worcestershire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and other selected sources of public health information. 

For more information on the workshop please contact Jenny Shepherd: (01905) 766501 or email

Population Statistics and Projections

The Research and Marketing unit holds information on the population of Worcestershire and produces population projections for Worcestershire and the 6 districts. Read more

Worcestershire County Economic Summary

Each month the Research and Marketing Unit produce the Worcestershire County Economic Summary which looks at the latest unemployment figures, economic news and indicators, and unemployment data. Read more

Public Health Annual Report 2014 - Health Inequalities

Public health annual reports have been a statutory requirement of Directors of Public Health (DsPH) for many years and this has not changed with the move of Public Health back into Local Authorities under the Health & Social Care Act 2012. The annual report is not a statement about the policy of the organisation for which they work, but is a personal assessment of the health of the population they serve. It is there to raise concerns about health problems or poor outcomes in the local area, to assess progress against local Public Health objectives and inform local multi-agency action. Read more.