population health

Dr. Andrew Renda, Associate Vice President, Population Health at Humana, recently spoke with PopHealth Podcast, “the show by healthcare professionals that explores the challenges facing the American Healthcare system and the innovative minds looking to solve them and move the industry into the future.”

He talked about how he became interested in medicine, population health and public health and what Humana is doing to address gaps in care.

Humana’s Bold Goal is to improve the health of the communities the company serves by 20% by 2020 and beyond. Social determinants of health —  the conditions where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes – play a tremendous role in overall well-being.

Dr. Renda shares some insight as to how Humana is addressing barriers and guiding members toward their own best health.

Listen to the interview here.

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Humana has launched a new Population Health website to highlight the progress the company is making in improving the whole health of communities, health plan members and employees. Through personal stories, inspiring videos and useful toolkits, this website aims to drive more engagement with Humana’s Bold Goal communities, as well as with current and potential partners.

By sharing these resources, we hope to get others involved with our mission to address social determinants of health, the conditions where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These social determinants — things like poor education, low income or lack of transportation, as well as food insecurity and loneliness — are the barriers to health upstream from our traditional health care system.

In 2015, Humana publicly announced the Bold Goal—a population health strategy to help improve the health of the communities we serve 20% by 2020 and beyond by addressing the social and clinical needs of our members and employees. Humana’s Bold Goal focuses on community and clinical partnerships as well as internal business integration efforts to improve the health needs of the whole person. Humana works with community-based organizations, business and government leaders, healthcare professionals and Humana care teams to identify, screen and refer members to the needed community resources and secure long-term support.

This website includes links to:

  • Our efforts toward clinical integration, giving physicians, clinicians and Humana care teams the tools they need to embed social determinants into their workflow and patient experience so they can screen and refer members to community resources and long-term support.
  • The business impact of shifting from an insurance company with elements of health to a health company with elements of insurance, and our focus on five areas of influence: primary care, home health, pharmacy, behavioral health and social determinants.

Explore the site by starting here.

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