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What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?

The JSNA is a developing piece of work that analyses and identifies the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population. This will inform commissioning priorities that will help to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities across the city.

It is the responsibility of the Health and Wellbeing Board in York to undertake this needs assessment.  In York this work is a shared responsibility between City of York Council and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.


Student Health

The student health needs assessment report identifies the health needs of students studying at Higher York institutions. This includes students studying at University of York, York St John University, York College, and Askham Bryan College.

The report was commissioned by the York Health and Wellbeing Board and highlights the key issues for student health, including mental health, in the city. The report also documents existing resources and identifies the main challenges to the city to improve student health and wellbeing.

The report is available in two versions – a summary report and the full report.

For more information please send an email to healthandwellbeing@york.gov.uk.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Section spotlight

Weight and Obesity

Globally, obesity has reached epidemic proportions.  In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults were overweight and more than half a billion were obese leading to at least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese (World Health Organisation, 2013).