Tackling diabetes and food insecurity head-on

While Humana Medicare Advantage (MA) members in Jacksonville saw a slight increase in unhealthy days from 2015 to 2018, MA members with diabetes saw a 4.1 percent reduction. Humana and the Health Advisory Board worked with TRICARE and Feeding Northeast Florida to connect food insecure military families to resources, and they partnered with established food distribution sites to promote education on diabetes and chronic diseases. The Health Advisory Board also joined forces with the Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Well-being to establish the Movement for Change to address loneliness and social isolation.

Jacksonville at a glance

Our Focus

  • Food insecurity
  • Diabetes

Barriers to Health

  • Access to food
  • Transportation
  • Knowledge of available resources

Working Committees

  • Diabetes subcommittee
  • 4.1%

    Reduction in Medicare Advantage members with diabetes

  • 1 in 5

    Residents of Duval County (Jacksonville) are food insecure

  • 37%

    Diabetes incidence rate in surrounding census tract area