Social Determinants of Health
Addressing unhealthy days by identifying the root cause
With community partners and healthcare practices, we are creating evidence-based, scalable and financially-sustainable solutions to improve population health at a local level
Food insecurity is a societal issue that affects 1 in 8 people in the United States.
The senior population, one of the highest risk groups for for experiencing loneliness and/or social isolation, is growing as baby boomers age and people live longer.
Transportation for America found that more than half of the U.S. non-driving population age 65 and over stays home on any given day because they don’t have transportation.
The Effect of Social Determinants of HealthDisease is a natural part of aging, but barriers outside of the clinical setting - like access to healthy food, transportation and social connections - can exacerbate those conditions. These barriers are social determinants of health, and addressing these in members are critical to improving Healthy Days and whole-person health.
Humana is actively addressing loneliness and social isolation, food insecurity and lack of transportation due to their direct impact on Healthy Days and clinical outcomes.
Increased risks associated with loneliness or social isolation
Increased risks associated with food-insecure seniors
Risks associated with a lack of transportation
Improving population health starts with understanding the whole person
60% of health is impacted by our social factors, environmental conditions and lifestyle behaviors.
Considering all factors that influence good health is a driving force to meet our shared goal of improved health outcomes. We integrate social determinants in all that we do through our clinical capabilities, pharmacy, behavioral health, and home care support, and we aim to help our physicians and partners as they address social determinants of their patients in the clinical setting.