Kansas City

Missouri

Scaling food insecurity interventions for maximum impact

Overall, Humana Medicare Advantage (MA) members in Kansas City saw a slight reduction in unhealthy days from 2015 to 2018. Those MA members living with diabetes saw a 2.9 percent reduction, and those with depression saw a 7.2 percent reduction. In 2018, Humana partnered with the VFW and After the Harvest to collect enough food for more than 54,000 meals. Humana also collaborated with Walgreens and other clinical partners to screen more than 15,000 individuals for food insecurity. Kansas City is expanding screenings of social determinants of health and Healthy Days with physician practices.

Kansas City at a glance

Our Focus

  • Social determinants of health (SDOH)
  • Food insecurity
  • Chronic conditions

Barriers to Health

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Food insecurity
  • Loneliness and social isolation

How can we help

  • Coalition SDOH technical assistance
  • Food insecurity resources and assistance
  • loneliness and social isolation resources
  • Screening in community and physician settings
  • Clinical integration