health and wellness

HealthLeaders Media recently wrote about Humana’s Bold Goal and the company’s efforts to improve health and well-being and help communities make better use of their own powerful resources.

Dr. Roy Beveridge, Humana’s Chief Medical Officer, noted that members usually stay with Humana for seven to eight years, giving the company a chance to improve their health.

“The more we improve their health, their lives improve. But also, the better it is for us financially,” he told the publication. “We learned years ago that we have these phenomenally, wonderfully aligned interests. The healthier we make our population, the better off we are financially and obviously the better it is for the patient.”

Dr. Beveridge and Pattie Dale Tye, segment vice president at Humana and leader of the Bold Goal initiative, spoke about the importance of local partners.

The article noted that “the Bold Goal program incorporates grocery stores, pharmacies, local governments, gyms, transportation sources, and other factors that can affect an individual’s health.”

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David Nash, M.D., a member of Humana’s Board of Directors, recently addressed the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). He discussed a project he’s been working on with Humana to apply population health concepts to real people in communities around the United States.

Watch the video here.

Dr. Nash is the founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health in Philadelphia and has worked in health policy and population health sciences for nearly three decades. Dr. Nash still provides clinical patient care as an internist.

Read more about Dr. Nash here.

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Humana’s commitment to workplace health and well-being has been honored with yet another award – a Platinum designation from the National Business Group on Health. The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award recognizes the best workforce wellness efforts in the nation, particularly those with a holistic approach that encompasses financial, emotional, social and community well-being.

This is the third such award for Humana in as many weeks. The company earned Gold status in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, placing the company’s comprehensive workplace health efforts among the best in the nation. And Humana was ranked No. 3 on the list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America,” compiled by Healthiest Employers to honor the companies most successful in achieving well-being through leadership, innovation and engagement.

The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award recognizes and promotes effective ideas and best practices while providing a forum for sharing and comparing outcomes and success strategies.

Humana is one of only 16 companies to achieve Platinum status, reserved for organizations that have implemented a workforce well-being strategy with demonstrated results across the key dimensions of well-being. Further, a connection between workforce well-being and business outcomes has been recognized. This is the fifth straight year Humana has achieved Platinum status.

“We’re honored to receive this award, because promoting whole-person well-being is central to what we do,” said Tim State, Vice President, Associate Health and Well-being at Humana. “We’ve seen a cultural movement around well-being really take hold within our organization. By focusing on multiple dimensions of life – tending to each person’s sense of purpose, health, belonging and security – our associates are living more fully and we’re creating a stronger, more-engaged team.”

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Humana and the Humana Foundation have presented a $159,000 grant check from the Humana Foundation to CATCH Global Foundation supporting healthy lifestyle, nutrition and fitness programs in Jefferson Parish Schools.

Two hundred Bridgedale Elementary students attended the Sept. 25 presentation in Metairie, Louisiana, along with Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent Isaac Joseph, members of the Jefferson Parish School board, and other community leaders.

Jefferson Parish Schools were celebrating the success of Phase 1 of the “New Orleans CATCH® Coordinated School Health Initiative,” which has changed the way the school district approaches student fitness and overall health. In Phase 2, the initiative will be expanded to 16 additional elementary schools, thanks to the $159,000 grant.

The eight Phase 1 schools showed a 56 percent increase in time spent being physically active during P.E. class as well as a 23 percent boost in the number of days per week kids reported being moderately to vigorously physically active. The CATCH Program also successfully moved the needle in students’ understanding of the connection between their diet and overall health, which is underscored by a 13 percent increase in self-reported water consumption.

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Humana’s President and CEO Bruce Broussard will discuss health care transformation and innovation at AHIP’s Medicare Conference in Washington, D.C., next week.

He’ll talk about the role health plans play in helping Medicare Advantage (MA) members achieve their best health, as well as offer his thoughts on the future of health care and the importance of integrated care.

He shared some of his thoughts ahead of the event, and you can read that Q&A here.

 

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