Population Health Management and Updating the Joint Strategic Needs Analysis
The Board received the Population Health Management and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
There was a statutory obligation on Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups to produce the Assessment, to understand the health and wellbeing of the Harrow population, prioritise health and wellbeing needs of the borough, address them through a planned approach opportunity around the alignment of the findings from the JSNA for partnership, and provide a life course approach to understand the impacts on the population at different stages of life.
Population health was a whole-systems approach that aimed to improve physical and mental health outcomes, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across a defined population. It sought to find where there were the greatest inequalities, using data, evidence, and insight from local communities.
This was done by identifying groups of people at risk of ill health and designing interventions that could enable them enjoy better health, considering the wider aspects which influenced health outcomes.
The Board thanked officers for the presentation.
RESOLVED: That the update be noted.