Connected Healthy Lives Health Equity Innovation Fund Disaster Philanthropy Research

Creating more choices for healthy living

Every day, people face a multitude of choices that may affect their health and quality of life. In many communities, these choices are limited by factors beyond a person’s control. That is why we are expanding healthy choices for communities and creating more equitable health outcomes by working to eliminate the social and structural barriers to health.

Our goals

  • We create healthy emotional connections as a vital part of our holistic approach to care.
  • We shape a healthier approach to nutrition that supports lifelong health and wellbeing.
  • We deploy our knowledge and resources as stewards of good health in communities across the country.

Our approach

The Humana Foundation partners with local communities and trusted community organizations in Louisville, KY, Texas, Florida and Louisiana to create a network of support for people confronting life’s challenges, regardless of their age, race, ethnicity, or gender identity.

We connect people to various programs and services committed to suicide prevention, substance abuse treatment, foster grandparent programs, and more.

We collaborate with community ecosystems to advance nutritional literacy and food security so people can have consistent and reliable access to healthy food. From awareness initiatives for seniors to community food systems and food mapping pilot programs, we empower people on their health journey.

We ground our work in the needs and desires of those we serve, performing data analytics to advance collective learning and creating real, measurable impact that improves lives.

Interested applicants for grants in our Connected Healthy Lives commitment are invited to check our grant management system for open dates and opportunities. 

$8 million

Invested to create nutritional health in 2022

$4 million

Invested to support emotional health in 2022

 

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    Impact Report

    Our annual performance is highlighted in Humana's impact report. Here, you can read more about our projects in the health equity space and download a PDF of the report.

Eliminating barriers to health

The Health Equity Innovation Fund provides seed funding for organizations working to eliminate barriers in health and health care. The Fund offers recipients an opportunity to test both interventions and solutions designed to address preventable, chronic diseases for populations facing inequity.

Our goals

We are identifying and scaling new solutions to eliminate barriers within our two focus areas:

  • Creating healthy emotional connections as a vital part of our holistic approach to care.
  • Shaping a healthier approach to nutrition that supports lifelong health and wellbeing.

Our approach

The Health Equity Innovation Fund takes a high-risk, high-reward approach to testing novel health equity interventions and solutions.

Launched in October 2022, the Fund allows for strategic investments in equity projects across geographies.

The Health Equity Innovation Fund is currently open by invitation only.  Organizations interested in connecting with the Humana Foundation to discuss opportunities within this commitment should complete the Contact us form.

$7.5 million

Committed in 2022 to address health equity

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    Impact Report

    Our annual performance is highlighted in Humana's impact report. Here, you can read more about our projects in the health equity space and download a PDF of the report.

Giving support when most needed

The Humana Foundation allocates funding each year to provide emergency relief to communities in crisis with the goal of supporting equitable, long-term health and recovery.

Our goals

We partner with Humana Inc. to provide relief to Humana associates, facilities and Humana plan members affected by disasters. We respond to calls from national, regional or local leaders for emergency assistance. We support preparedness efforts that ensure a more equitable response to disasters.

Our approach

Disaster funds provided by the Humana Foundation, along with matching donations made by Humana Inc. associates, are primarily directed to immediate relief and long-term community health and recovery.

Additional funding may also be made available for disaster preparedness in communities that are planning and training for a more equitable response to disasters, which accounts for unique needs across age, race, ethnicity and gender identity.

Please check our grant management system to see if disaster prepareness grants are currently open for applicants.

$500,000

Helped Kentucky flood victims in 2022

$1 million

Donated to hurricane recovery in 2022

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    Impact Report

    Our annual performance is highlighted in Humana's impact report. Here, you can read more about our projects in the health equity space and download a PDF of the report.

Knowledge and solutions for better health

The Humana Foundation’s research strategy is designed to generate knowledge that translates into practical solutions for removing barriers that prevent people from living healthy, connected lives.

Our goals

  • We aim to examine barriers to healthy emotional connections and approaches to nutrition.
  • We look to explore connections between health equity issues and chronic disease.
  • We seek to identify practical, scalable solutions to help our community members overcome barriers.

Our approach

The Humana Foundation supports solution-focused research that contributes to national health equity, as well as regional research that addresses equity issues faced by patients and populations in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas.

Research grants are currently open by invitation only. Organizations interested in connecting with the Humana Foundation to discuss opportunities within this commitment should complete the Contact us form.

Committed to doing more

Committed to research and development

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    Impact Report

    Our annual performance is highlighted in Humana's impact report. Here, you can read more about our projects in the health equity space and download a PDF of the report.

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Grant opportunities

The Humana Foundation supports a diverse project portfolio centered around our core commitments. We encourage organizations that share our vision for healthier communities to learn more about our grants. We're always excited to discover new partners.

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