20% Healthier by 2020
Our Bold Goal is a population health strategy to help the communities we serve be 20 percent healthier by 2020 because we make it easy for people to achieve their best health. We are focused on improving key social determinants of health and chronic conditions through pilot programs and interventions with community and physician partners. With the help of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tool, Healthy Days, we are tracking progress toward our Bold Goal. Join us!
Joining together for more Healthy Days
Healthy Days is a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tool that surveys individual mental and physical unhealthy days in a 30 day period.
Read peer-reviewed study, created in partnership between Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CDC, Columbia University and Humana.
Addressing key social determinants of health
Food insecurity exists in every county, parish and congressional district in the United States.
Feeding America, “Map the Meal Gap (2015),” Map.feedingamerica.org © Feeding America 2017
Nationally, 1 in 8 (12.3 percent) of households is food insecure.
Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M.P., Gregory, C., and Singh A. 2017. Household food security in the United States in 2016, ERR-237, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Feelings of social isolation and loneliness, especially among seniors, can lead to a 32 percent increase in risk of stroke.
Valtorta NK, Kanaan M, Gilbody S, et al. Loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke: systematic review and meta- analysis of longitudinal observational studies. Heart 2016;102:1009-1016.
Social determinants of health are the circumstances in which people are kept from achieving their best health and are often conditions outside of their control. At Humana, we are focused on addressing food insecurity and loneliness/social isolation as well as other social determinants unique to the communities we serve like physical inactivity and transportation.
Below are resources available to communities, members and physicians. By using these tool kits, you can better understand loneliness and food insecurity, how to screen for food insecurity in your patient population and how Humana and their community and physician partners are working to solve for issues outside of the clinical setting.
Physician Tool Kit on Food Insecurity
Humana partnered with Feeding America to develop this toolkit to help physicians fight food insecurity.
Tool Kit To Address Loneliness
Information and resources to help create a plan for how you can have a healthy day, every day.
A Health Plan’s Investigation of Healthy Days and Chronic Conditions
Tristan Cordier, MPH; S. Lane Slabaugh, PharmD; Eric Havens, MA; Jonathan Pena, MS; Gil Haugh, MS; Vipin Gopal, PhD; Andrew Renda, MD; Mona Shah, PhD; and Matthew Zack, MD
A Bold Goal: More Healthy Days Through Improved Community Health
Tristan Cordier, MPH, Yongjia Song, MPH, Jesse Cambon, MEng, Gil S. Haugh, MS, Mark Steffen, MD, MPH, Patty Hardy, Masters in Health Care Law, Marnie Staehly, MBA, Angela Hagan, PhD, Vipin Gopal, PhD, Pattie Dale Tye, BS, and Andrew Renda, MD, MPH
Hear physicians share their experiences as they transition to a Value-Based Care model.
Check out this peer-reviewed research site that looks at data differently.