Central Coast – Joint Strategic Needs Assessmentcomplete
The CCLHD, HNECC PHN and CCRI initiated a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) to improve the understanding of the needs of the Central Coast population. The JSNA was designed to build on existing knowledge about the region’s population health needs and health services. It also explored the region’s non-health needs arising from the wider social determinants of health to understand the characteristics of the Central Coast population at a neighbourhood (SA2) level, including a consultation exercise with key stakeholders.
The JSNA created a database including over 67 indicators and supported a mapping tool to examine variations and trends in need across the Central Coast. The information has been used to inform the CCLHD’s Clinical Services Plan 2023-2027, and enabled the prioritisation of priority neighbourhoods within which the CCRI’s All Inclusive Care for Older People (ALICE) co-design project is being developed.