Local Population Health and Wellbeing Data Available for all on Open Data Platform
Posted on: July 26, 2022
Essex County Council has published the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for the first time on the Essex Open Data platform.
The JSNA summarises information from several different data sources, to provide an assessment of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the county’s communities.
All the data used in the reports is available in the form of interactive dashboards, enabling anyone to pull out the insights of most interest to them on topics such as:
· Health outcomes of the local population (including mental health), for example length and quality of life
· Health behaviours, such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption
· Communities’ access to care and the quality of life
· Wider social and economic factors, such as income and education, that affect our mental and physical health
· Insights into the local physical environment that impact on our health.
You can explore the JSNA for yourself by clicking here! The JSNA itself is an ongoing, iterative process presented as a suite of resources, interactive reports, briefings, downloadable reports, and datasets, that will be updated regularly as new analysis and insight becomes available. By designing the JSNA in this way we hope that it will be a ‘live’ resource for organisations, and residents, across Essex.
The Essex Open Data portal is a rich source of information which, like the JSNA, can be used as an evidence base for local authorities, partners, voluntary and community groups to prepare bids and business cases. This evidence helps to ensure that our services are designed with the needs and views of the local population in mind.