Research published in the American Journal of Health Promotion shows evidence that health coaching can support healthy changes in lifestyle, reduce health risks and increase Healthy Days. Healthy Days is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assessment tool that Humana uses to track the mentally and physically Unhealthy Days of their members over a 30-day period.
To better understand how to support the health of our members, Humana sponsored a study which found significant reductions in average total Unhealthy Days across all goal categories.
Healthy Days is a reliable, validated assessment tool, designed to measure perceived health-related quality of life. Healthy Days provides a holistic view of health and well-being that reflects both physical and mental domains and can appropriately capture the complex and subjective experience of individuals in health coaching programs.
As Humana explores ways to help members achieve their best health, health coaching and navigation is one way they are seeing success in reducing hospital admissions and improving medication adherence.
Humana’s Bold Goal, a business and population health strategy to help improve the health of the communities the company serves 20 percent by 2020 and beyond, uses Healthy Days to track and trend progress at the local level.
Read the study here.