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Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA)

Before a strategy is developed a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) should be undertaken to identify the key priorities and steer the development of the Strategy.

A Needs Assessment is defined as a ‘systematic method for reviewing the health and wellbeing needs of a population, leading to agreed commissioning priorities that will improve health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce inequalities in health’. Breaking down the phrase into its constituent parts is useful in defining what it means in practice for more details view this definition.


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) (PDF)

Needs Assessments

Drugs and Alcohol (substance misuse)

April 2017: Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) on Drugs and Alcohol (PDF)

November 2020: Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Refresh on Drugs and Alcohol - November 2020 (PDF)


May 2019: Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) on Gambling (PDF)

Oral Health

September 2019: Oral Health Needs Assessment Children Aged 0-11 years on the Isle of Man (PDF)

Sexual Health

June 2017: Sexual Health Referral Service (SARS) Needs Assessment Report (PDF)

June 2017: Integrated Sexual Health Service Needs Assessment Report (PDF)

Reviewed: August 2021

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