Central Coast – Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

START August, 2022
FUNDER Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN)
VALUE $39,830
PROJECT TEAM Aimee Berry, Nicholas Goodwin, Nicole Kajons, Alison Koschel, Jenny Martin, Jay Rebbeck, Brooke Sinderberry, Maya Smitran, and Dr. Elly Warren.
CONTACT Jay Rebbeck
PARTNERS Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN), the Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care (CCRI) and Rebbeck.

The CCLHD, HNECC PHN and CCRI have initiated the JSNA to improve the understanding of the needs of the Central Coast population.

The JSNA will build on existing knowledge about the region’s population health needs and health services. The JSNA will further explore the region’s non-health needs arising from the wider social determinants of health. The JSNA will also provide a deeper understanding of the region’s system partnerships.

The JSNA will allow the CCLHD, HNECC PHN and CCRI to understand the characteristics of the Central Coast population at a local level and define a set of health neighbourhoods. This understanding will inform the planning and implementation of future place-based services and interventions on the Central Coast.


A report summarising the findings of the quantitative and qualitative data collection, including a thematic analysis of secondary research findings as well as primary stakeholder interview, surveys and focus groups, will be published here when available.