Social Determinants of Health
Creating a more equitable health system where social needs do not determine your health outcomes
With community partners and healthcare practices, we are creating evidence-based, scalable and financially-sustainable solutions to reduce health disparities.
Tackling food insecurity
Food insecurity is a societal issue that affects 1 in 10 people in the United States.
Improving access to transportation
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.
Humana is actively addressing loneliness and social isolation, food insecurity and lack of transportation due to their direct impact on clinical outcomes.
Increased risks associated with loneliness or social isolation
Increased risks associated with food-insecure seniors
For seniors and those with chronic illness, getting around matters
Reducing health disparities 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 work towards health equity and address health-related social needs 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 health needs of their patients in the clinical setting.