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Alcohol, drugs and tobacco joint strategic needs assessment support pack

PHE’s alcohol, drugs and tobacco division has published a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) support pack.

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PHE’s alcohol, drugs and tobacco division has published a joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) support pack on 1 October 2014 to help local areas develop joint strategic needs assessments and local joint health and wellbeing strategies that effectively address public health issues relating to alcohol, drug and tobacco use.

The support pack, which now in its third year is reviewed and updated annually, consists of 8 resources covering young people’s substance misuse and adult alcohol, drug and, for the first time in 2014, tobacco use.

For each topic area there are good practice evidence-based prompts to support local areas to assess need, plan and commission effective services and interventions. The second component for each topic is a bespoke data pack for every local authority to support needs assessment and commissioning.

Published 1 October 2014