A new website has been launched giving information about the health and wellbeing needs of residents in Hackney and City of London to make it easier to commission services to address current and future health needs of the local population.
The new website has been set up to improve online access to information published by the Public Health Intelligence Team, which provides a ‘Health and Wellbeing Profile’ of Hackney and the City of London.
The ‘Health and Wellbeing Profile’ is also known as a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which presents evidence on what are the key needs of the local population. Hackney and City of London’s Health and Wellbeing Boards has a statutory duty to publish a local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
The JSNA contains information about mental health and substance misuse in children and young people, lifestyle and behaviour of residents, stroke needs, learning disability needs and other health and lifestyle related information about residents in Hackney and the City of London.
The information contained within the JSNA is used for different purposes, including setting the strategic direction of the Health and Wellbeing Boards, informing funding bids for voluntary sector organisations, commissioning services to meet the needs of local people, and monitoring the performance of services in meeting those needs.