Birmingham’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Birmingham Public Health works closely with the Health and Wellbeing Board, Public Health England, Districts and community groups to help focus our knowledge and resources on areas of need within Birmingham.  Key areas for concern and improvement are highlighted throughout the year through needs assessments, outcome frameworks and consultations, with our plan of action set out in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). 


Health and Wellbeing Board

The Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board produces a Health and Wellbeing Strategy setting out the public health priorities for the city.  Click here for more
Outcome Frameworks


There are a variety of health profiles and outcomes frameworks that can help us.  These include Child Health, Regional Health Profiles and specific condition related profiles e.g. liver disease, alcohol, cancer, etc. The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) is a collection of indicators that help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected.   The framework concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life. Click here for more


Joint Strategic
Needs Assessment

The JSNA looks at the current needs of local communities and helps health and care organisations to plan support and services for the future.   It is an ongoing process that identifies the future health and wellbeing needs of the people of Birmingham bringing together a range of strategic overviews and detailed needs assessments.  The JSNA should not be seen as a “one off” document. It is ever growing and changing as new reports and assessments are added, which can be referenced together as a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. Click here for more

The most recent summary of Birmingham's JSNA can be found here




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