Everyone knows when Pancake Day is, right? But do you know 20th of March is World Oral Health Day? Nearly 100 health conditions, like diabetes, cancer and HIV have symptoms that show up in the mouth. Oral health is an often-overlooked indicator of your health. It is a window to our health and provides us with valuable clues about our overall health and wellbeing.
As a team we place a great deal of focus of learning. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, and one such chance comes from the LARIA annual conference. Our last blog post talked about the awards we won at the conference. But what else happened there and what did we learn?
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, a mouthful no doubt so don’t expect to see that again, let's call it the JSNA. The JSNA is a way of understanding what our Essex population looks like, how many people live where, what the health conditions are, what services they use, and where they are.