Health and wellbeing boards & JSNA

Regional Voices supports the voluntary sector to successfully influence local strategic decision making in health and social care. This group of pages links to a variety of resources to support you develop strategies to influence in your local area.  

A crucial area for the voluntary sector to influence in the new health architecture is health and wellbeing boards and with it the joint strategic needs assessments and the joint health and wellbeing strategy development

Read a briefing about how the voluntary sector can influence health and wellbeing boards, the JSNA and the JHWS (February 2013)

Read more information on health and wellbeing boards and other ways to influence health and care commissioning in a local area:

► Health and wellbeing boards

► Influencing local commissioning- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Supporting influence on health and wellbeing boards project (DH, IESD funded project- 13/14-14/15)

Our regional networks are supporting engagement between the voluntary sector and the developing health and wellbeing boards. 

The briefings on these webpages have been developed by a project funded by the Department of Health (2012/13).  During the initial phase of this work we conducted research into the existing tools and resources available to support the voluntary sector, and what additional resources would be helpful.  Read the report: It's not just about seats at the table