Good practice in joint health and wellbeing strategies: a self-evaluation tool for health and wellbeing boards

01 / 10 / 2013

This practical self-evaluation tool is designed to provide guidance on good practice in planning, developing and
delivering joint health and wellbeing strategies, based around key questions to consider and top tips on
approaches that might be taken.

Joint health and wellbeing strategies (JHWSs) are strategies to meet local population’s health and wellbeing needs identified in Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs).

They are not one-off documents but are a live, continuous
process of strategic assessment and planning, which in a two-way relationship will build on and inform other local assessments and strategies.

Audience:

This practical self-evaluation tool is designed for use by all health and wellbeing boards.

Purpose:

To provide guidance on good practice in planning, developing and delivering JHWSs, based around key questions to consider and top tips on approaches that might be taken. Case study examples are used to illustrate the good practice.

Development:

The self-evaluation tool was developed by the NHS Confederation in partnership with the Association of Directors of Public Health, the Department of Health, the Local Government Association and Regional Voices.

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