Humana is improving the overall physical and mental health of its Medicare members by addressing social determinants of health and targeting problematic community health behaviors under its Bold Goal initiative.

The Bold Goal 2018 Progress Report reveals that implementing community-level changes has led to positive health outcomes for elderly beneficiaries with diabetes, heart disease, respiratory conditions, mental health issues, and other chronic diseases.

Humana looked for patterns of key social determinants within senior citizen populations such as food insecurity, housing instability, limited English proficiency, social isolation, and inadequate emotional support. The payer found these social determinants had a strong correlation with poor beneficiary health…..more