ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Together, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and the company’s philanthropic arm, The Humana Foundation, have committed more than $1 million in COVID-19 relief for communities in Georgia to date.
“The COVID-19 health crisis has created many challenges for people across Georgia, depleting local resources and stretching nonprofits struggling to meet the growing needs in our communities,” said Matthew Moore, Humana Georgia Medicare President. “We’ve been working together with our Humana Foundation to help ensure that local nonprofits have the resources to support immediate needs related to health care, food security and housing, as well as to build partnerships to provide long-term relief and recovery to communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.”
Support from The Humana Foundation includes a $500,000 commitment to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. In addition, food security has been a major focus of the company’s support, including:
- Contributing $350,000 to the Grady Health System Food as Medicine program
- Donating $50,000 to the Morehouse School of Medicine and School of Public Health COVID-19 Community Support for Food Insecurity and Social Isolation Services
- Sending 58,000 meals to its Medicare Advantage members in Georgia
- Supporting seven food banks in Georgia serving rural communities as part of the Humana Foundation’s $2 million commitment to Feeding America®, including:
Atlanta Community Food Bank - Atlanta
- Feeding the Valley Food Bank - Midland
- Food Bank of Northeast Georgia - Athens
- Golden Harvest Food Bank - Augusta
- Middle Georgia Community Food Bank - Macon
- Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. - Valdosta
- America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Inc. – Savannah
- Providing $10,000 to support Open Hand Atlanta’s medically-tailored food delivery program
Additionally, Humana has contributed to health and housing initiatives in the state, including: $25,000 to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation for eviction rental assistance and utility support; $15,000 to the ARCHI Diabetes Telephonic Coaching Line; $10,000 for personal protective equipment provided to several rural hospitals in Georgia, in partnership with HomeTown Health; $8,000 to HOPE Atlanta’s COVID-19 response housing initiative; and $4,000 to the American Diabetes Association’s Virtual Diabetes Forum.
“Humana is also looking beyond COVID-19 to determine how we can build greater health equity in our communities,” said John Barger, National President of Humana’s Medicaid business, Humana Healthy Horizons. “We know that sustained impact requires intention and a longer term commitment to our community partners.”
According to America’s Health Rankings, approximately 21% of children in Georgia live in poverty. This is making it difficult for some students to access meaningful virtual learning during the pandemic. Humana has also stepped up to fund programs to support those needs, including $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia’s Virtual Learning Hub, $15,000 to the Community Foundation of Central Georgia; and $5,000 allocated to four local Boys & Girls clubs across the state.
Recently, The Humana Foundation also announced that Atlanta was one of six communities that will benefit from its $3 million investment in the March of Dimes as they work together to address racial disparities and social determinants of health that contribute to the U.S. maternal and infant health crisis.
Since the pandemic began, Humana has also donated about 800,000 masks to Humana members, employees and community organizations in Georgia.
About The Humana Foundation
The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the Foundation seeks to co-create communities where leadership, culture, and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. For more information, visit humanafoundation.org.
Humana and The Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our employees, the communities we serve, and our planet.
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings
- Most recent investor conference presentations
- Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
- Calendar of events
- Corporate Governance information