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Humana Announces Atlanta, Charlotte and Houston as its Latest Bold Goal Communities

December 17, 2019 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2019--

As part of the company’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of the communities it serves, Humana announced today that Atlanta, Charlotte and Houston are now Bold Goal communities, bringing its total to 14 communities.

In 2015, Humana announced its Bold Goal, a population health strategy to improve the health of the communities the company serves by 20% by 2020. Humana will be taking its Bold Goal beyond 2020 through an integrated approach designed to encompass community, clinical and business aspects.

Humana reports its Bold Goal learnings and results across specific conditions and social determinants of health, such as loneliness, social isolation and food insecurity. The company uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health-related quality of life measurement known as Healthy Days to report progress. Healthy Days takes into account the whole person by measuring self-reported mentally and physically Unhealthy Days over a 30-day period.

Caraline Coats, Vice President, Bold Goal and Population Health Strategy, who leads the company’s efforts to advance the Bold Goal, believes that the key for helping Humana’s three new Bold Goal communities will necessitate strong local partnerships in the respective communities that can address both physical and mental health.

“Humana is proud to add Atlanta, Charlotte and Houston to the Bold Goal family, all of whom are communities where Humana has built strong foundations to improve Healthy Days,” said Coats. “We all know that health happens in the local community. A key element of the holistic approach to care is to form partnerships with local organizations who can address the social determinants of health, which are affecting our Medicare Advantage members.”

Taking a customized, localized approach to health

Listed below is a brief synopsis of how Humana is going to engage each of these respective new Bold Goal communities:

Humana’s Bold Goal and relevant information

Humana currently has 11 Bold Goal communities, which include: Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Broward County, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Kansas City, Kansas; Knoxville, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; Richmond, Virginia; San Antonio, Texas; and Tampa Bay, Florida.

Humana tracks populations through lines of business such as Medicare Advantage, Group and Medicaid. Earlier this year, Humana unveiled its annual Bold Goal Progress Report, which found that Medicare Advantage members living in the company’s original seven Bold Goal communities have seen a 2.7 percent reduction in their Unhealthy Days since 2015.

Please visit www.humana.com/boldgoal for additional information on Humana’s efforts or learn how to get involved in one of the community Health Advisory Boards.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

 

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CONTACT: Alex J. Kepnes

Humana Corporate Communications

502-580-2990

akepnes@humana.com

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