Humana recognizes that we are part of a bigger community—one that is linked to our members, our employees and our neighbors. We are dedicated to the well-being of all people, and that is why we invest in communities across the country to advance health equity, opens new window. Health equity is about making sure we all have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Helping communities and the people in them grow stronger benefits all of us, because where people live, work and play is inextricable from their health outcomes. See how we’re partnering with communities to advance health equity on a local level and take on the social determinants of health that impact all of us.

For each community: Bold Goal

Humana has a long history of working to positively impact the health of communities, and in 2015 launched our Bold Goal, opens new window to improve the health of the communities we serve by 20 percent by 2020. The 2021 Bold goal progress report, opens new window illustrates how Humana’s Bold Goal initiatives progressed—and even accelerated—during a year that presented numerous challenges to physical and mental health and highlighted health inequities. Among the report findings:

  • Humana helped its Medicare Advantage members maintain their overall health-related quality of life in 2020, while they actually improved their number of physically Healthy Days each month. This was accomplished through proactive intervention to ensure the physical, mental and social needs of members were met, and also through cross-sector collaborations that expanded access to necessary care. Notably, some of those most impacted by the pandemic—people with depression or a disability, or low-income individuals—experienced an overall improvement in Healthy Days due in part to these efforts.
  • Compared to baseline year 2015, Medicare Advantage members in Bold Goal communities are experiencing fewer unhealthy days than those in non-Bold Goal communities. Humana’s deep community collaborations, as well as investments in community social health infrastructure, are making a measurable impact, which is why we continue to expand the Bold Goal footprint.
  • Humana’s Basic Needs Program, which launched to meet urgent needs because of the pandemic, made a clear impact on food insecurity. Humana fielded as many as 2,000 requests daily. During 2020, the Basic Needs Program served 78,000+ members, with more than 1.1 million meals provided.
  • Humana conducted nearly 6.2 million screenings for health-related social needs in 2020. Humana set an enterprise-wide goal to conduct 3 million screenings. The company more than doubled that goal. These screenings resulted in the connection of members to resources and support that directly and measurably addressed their needs.

For each community: The Humana Foundation

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, The Humana Foundation, opens new window is the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. The Humana Foundation’s grant making portfolio is rooted in advancing health equity through addressing the social determinants of health. The Humana Foundation’s investments fall into five broad categories: Community Partners Program, opens new window, Disaster Philanthropy, opens new window, Humana Employees, opens new window, Research, opens new window and Strategic Community Investments, opens new window. In 2020, the disaster philanthropy portfolio took center stage as The Humana Foundation invested $50 million in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, opens new window. The year also required flexibility and innovation from grantees in the other portfolios as nonprofits had to find new ways to deliver services safely to communities experiencing new and unprecedented need. In terms of work that focuses on Humana employees, Humana recognizes that a healthy sense of purpose is important to overall well-being; in 2020, The Humana Foundation continued its work to cultivate purpose , opens new window for Humana employees through volunteerism, charitable giving and scholarships. As always, employees were given paid time off for volunteering, matched charitable giving, and incentives and recognition for tracking volunteer hours in the HumanaTogether platform. Recognizing the risks to health posed by in-person volunteerism, The Humana Foundation partnered with Taproot Foundation to pilot skills-based virtual volunteer opportunities, opens new window for Humana employees as a way to keep people connected to purpose while safely at home. Finally, for the 19th year running, The Foundation provided scholarships to the children of 236 Humana employees, opens new window. As The Humana Foundation moves forward, we will continue to focus on advancing health equity and making investments that bring real, systems-level change in alignment with Humana Inc.

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Community Care During COVID: Community Support and Social Connection in Louisville—The Humana Foundation, opens new window

For each community: sponsorships and partnerships

Humana sponsorships and partnerships

Humana’s sponsorship partners share our commitment to healthy living and inspiring an active lifestyle.

In addition to sponsoring Silver Sneakers®, opens new window, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, opens new window, and National Senior Games, opens new window, Humana has recognized Game Changers who exemplify healthy aging as they encourage and inspire all seniors, including pioneer marathon runner, activist and author Kathrine Switzer, opens new window.

Support for our hometown

In 2020, Humana also donated $6.5 million to ensure the Louisville Urban League’s Sports and Learning Campus in West Louisville would reach its finish line. “Through this project, we are cleaning up a brownfield, improving health outcomes and catalyzing economic development. We are not just helping to revitalize a community but the human spirit," said Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. This was part of an $11.5 million investment that Humana made toward rebuilding, relief, equity and inclusion efforts in Louisville to address racial inequity and unite for a stronger community. Altogether in 2020, Humana and The Humana Foundation invested almost $24 million, 33,000 volunteer hours, and 600,000 COVID masks to support the residents of its hometown of Louisville

Humana Military

As part of our Bold Goal, Humana Military, opens new window is addressing social determinants of health impacting veterans, with a focus on food insecurity, social isolation and health equity. Key to achieving this objective are relationships with national Veteran Service Organization (VSO) partners to address the health-related social needs of veterans and their families, including AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, USAA and others. One important annual sponsorship is Uniting to Combat Hunger, opens new window, a collective impact approach to addressing food insecurity at a local level, in partnership with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Feeding America. In 2020 alone, Humana Military helped raise over 1 million meals for this effort, especially meaningful as 20% of households served by Feeding America have a member who has served in the U.S. military, opens new window, and 1.3 million veterans rely on SNAP benefits, opens new window.

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The Humana Foundation, opens new window

Humana's Bold Goal , opens new window

Humana’s sponsorship partners, opens new window

News Articles:

Humana Names Nwando Olayiwola, M.D., Chief Health Equity Officer , opens new window

Humana Foundation Commits $50M to Coronavirus Relief and Recovery Efforts , opens new window

Humana Foundation Investing $7.6 Million in Eight Communities to Address Social Determinants of Health, opens new window

Louisville Nonprofits Receive $2.2 Million through Humana Foundation’s Community Partners Program, opens new window

HBCU receives $1.3 Million Commitment from The Humana Foundation , opens new window

Humana Foundation Awards Scholarships to 236 Children of Humana Employees, opens new window

Humana Employees Use Skills-Based Volunteerism To Help Partner Organizations, opens new window

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2020 Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) report

From employee and member health, to supplier diversity, to environmental stewardship, we know that being a good corporate citizen is critical to the long-term sustainability of our company.