2017 Medicare Healthy Days Trend Measured in Unhealthy Days
Bold Goal Unhealthy Days Results
Non-Bold Goal Unhealthy Days Results
We are making progress
Of our original seven Bold Goal communities, Humana Medicare members in Knoxville, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and San Antonio all had improved Healthy Days as well as improved clinical outcomes. Louisville, Tampa Bay and Broward County, Florida saw increases in Unhealthy Days, but also experienced slight improvements in clinical outcomes and in Healthy Days in Humana seniors living with conditions such as COPD, diabetes and depression.
Healthy Days for Employees
Humana employees improved their Healthy Days by 18 percent from 2012 to 2017. They continue to stay on track and plan to reach 20 percent healthier by the end of 2018.
Employees with high levels of belonging experience 6x fewer mentally Unhealthy Days. Those with high well-being overall also perceive 3x less stress, miss 3x less work, are less likely to look for another job, and are more engaged.
accumulated by Humana employees
Despite aging five years, 63 percent of employees reduced or maintained biometric health risks associated with chronic disease, reversing the expected trend.
Many struggling seniors need our help
Disease is a natural part of aging, but there are ways to improve health, make it easier to maintain independence and help ensure seniors have the freedom to continue doing the things they love. By focusing on seniors living with multiple chronic conditions, working-age people, and those with lower incomes, we can employ a highly personalized approach to help the folks who need the most help.
Health is holistic
While we have made several gains in improving physical Unhealthy Days, our 2017 results led us to understand that we need to do more to address behavioral health. Food insecurity, loneliness and social isolation can also be linked to depression, stress and anxiety. Improving access to behavioral health specialists is critical to improve overall Healthy Days.
Partnerships are key to our path to value
As we have seen, health does not follow a straight line. There will be highs and lows, but each year we learn a little more about what our communities and members need through pilots and interventions that offer new solutions to community health problems. We say it every year—“we cannot do this alone”—and it’s true.
Lead by example, and share what we learn
I’m proud of how our 40,000+ employees have improved their health by 18 percent. We continue to learn from our employee population, and that knowledge can be cascaded into the communities we serve.
Continue to scale
We continue to expand our Bold Goal communities geographically, adding Jacksonville, Florida and Kansas City, Missouri to this year’s report. We’ll add Richmond, Virginia; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Chicago, Illinois next year. We are also scaling within our business and to additional segments within the communities we serve for more pinpointed solutions and interventions that target specific populations in need.