Our 2020 Goal

7.2

Louisville, Kentucky is ready to become one of the healthiest cities in America. By 2020, we plan to move from a baseline of 9.0 Unhealthy Days to 7.2, by improving mental and physical health by 20 percent. We know that health happens locally, which is why we are working with community, physician and clinician partners to help solve some of Louisville’s toughest barriers to health – like awareness of resources, food insecurity and transportation. Let’s make health easier in Louisville, together.

Conditions, barriers and solutions

Priority condition

Putting the focus on local health issues.

  • Upper Respiratory Illness/Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Behavioral Health

Barriers to health

Overcoming roadblocks that prevent good health.

  • Awareness of Resources
  • Food Insecurity
  • Transportation

Health ecosystem

Connecting people with care and community resources to get healthy and stay healthy. 
Improving health with a network of goods, services and essential resources.

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Get involved in Louisville

Louisville’s Health Advisory Board

Working in partnership with local businesses, nonprofits, educators and government organizations, Humana is committed to the ever-evolving effort of dramatically reducing the number of Unhealthy Days and making Louisville a healthier community. There’s always room for more partners — after all, we’re in this together. Contact louisvillebold@humana.com today.

PILOTS AND INITIATIVES:

AIR Louisville addresses asthma in Louisville through a combination of citizen engagement and digital health. Nationally, eight percent of the population is living with asthma; in Louisville the rate is closer to 13 percent. Louisville often appears on The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s list of “Most Challenging” cities to live in for people with asthma. The project is a broad partnership that includes local employers, healthcare providers and advocacy groups. A local nonprofit and a digital health company are leading this two-year project. The Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil and Propeller Health are working together to create a data-driven approach to asthma.

Louisville Health Advisory Board

The Third Party Influencer pilot tracks medication adherence and disease management for chronic conditions like Congestive Heart Failure. In partnership with Humana Pharmacy, we tested whether patients who receive reminders from a trusted third party or a combination of third parties are more adherent than patients who do not receive reminders. The third party in this pilot is a trusted spokesperson using a combination of voice activation technology and written message reminders.

In 2016 Louisville’s Health Advisory Board Behavioral Health committee held the city’s first Bold Moves Against Suicide summit. Louisville ranks 8th in rates of suicide out of 50 peer cities. The committee brought together over 200 thought leaders and community partners to raise the level of awareness around Louisville’s rates of suicide, provide tools and resources to address suicide, discuss setting a community goal to eliminate suicides, and joining a coalition for suicide prevention.

Louisville Health Advisory Board