Understanding Herefordshire

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What is Understanding Herefordshire?

The purpose of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is to provide an integrated assessment of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of people of Herefordshire.

The JSNA in Herefordshire, the online evidence base that is this website and the JSNA are commonly referred to as ‘Understanding Herefordshire’ which forms the basis for the development of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Understanding Herefordshire is viewed as a key enabler of effective commissioning, linked to plans and strategies, to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of the residents of Herefordshire.

This refreshed 2017 JSNA follows a life course approach as set out in the Marmot review 2010 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives’ and is based on the understanding that:

“Disadvantage starts before birth and accumulates throughout life. Action to reduce health inequalities must start before birth and be followed through the life of the child. Only then can the close links between early disadvantage and poor outcomes throughout life be broken” Marmot Review (2010).

The 2017 report provides updates on some key areas such as health, social care, education and economy and also reports on several projects undertaken since the previous JSNA along with a description of the latest population statistics for the county.

Understanding Herefordshire is a high level summary with electronic links to the underlying evidence provided throughout, where more detail and supporting information or knowledge can be found. The integrated evidence base is available here and the site is maintained by Herefordshire Council’s Intelligence Unit.

Understanding Herefordshire: JSNA 2017


Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017