Social Determinants

“According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation social determinants of health are “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play (that) affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.”

RWJF

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) county health Rankings reports on social determinants of health

We chose to focus our efforts on addressing food insecurity, loneliness and social isolation because of their direct impact on healthy days and clinical outcomes.

Food Insecurity


If you are food insecure and a senior, you are more likely to have higher rates of chronic conditions and increased health struggles.

According to feeding America, you are also:

More likely to be diabetic
More likely to have high blood pressure
More likely to have CHF or experience a heart attack
More likely to report at least one limitation in activities of daily living

*Sources found in the 2018 Bold Goal Progress Report

Food Insecurity Toolkit

Humana partnered with Feeding America to develop this toolkit as a way for physicians to implement food insecurity screenings for all their patients in their practices.

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Go to our peer reviewed food insecurity research on our 2016 early learnings intervention

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Loneliness & Social Isolation


Loneliness

is subjective isolation.

It is caused by the difference between desired and actual relationships. Loneliness refers to the quality of relationships within a person’s network and their sense of belonging and social support.


Social isolation

is objective isolation.

It is caused by the separation from other people. It can be due to personal isolating decisions, mood or behavioral disorders and/ or the loss of a spouse. Social isolation refers to the quantity and structure of a person’s social network, contacts and participation in social activities.


If you are lonely or socially isolated and a senior, you are:

More likely to die prematurely
More likely to suffer depression
the risk of Alzheimer's disease

*Sources found in the 2018 Bold Goal Progress Report

Loneliness Toolkit

Identifying loneliness starts with knowing how to talk about it. Humana designed this toolkit to help patients understand the detrimental effects of loneliness on their health and the health of their loved ones.

Download Toolkit Download 1-page physician quick guide

Go to our peer reviewed food insecurity research on our 2016 early learnings intervention

Visit Site

Additional Tools

Connecting people and communities to their health. Having a better understanding into patient and community health needs comes with having better knowledge around the root causes of disease. Below, choose your community, explore the data visualization map or search by a specific location. Welcome to Zoom In.

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