AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Healthy Horizons, the Medicaid business of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), and Humana’s philanthropic arm, The Humana Foundation, have announced a more than $2.5 million commitment to COVID-19 relief efforts in Texas.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create significant economic and health challenges for people across the U.S., Humana has consistently provided support to both national and local community partners who have experienced a reduction in resources.
Humana Healthy Horizons has contributed a total of more than $1 million to the following community-based organizations in Texas:
Accessible Housing Austin! (AHA!)
This contribution enables the completion of an affordable Austin apartment complex for very low-income individuals with disabilities with the purchase of accessible elevators and appliances, the construction of a community room and an accessible picnic area and more.
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Learning Academy
This contribution makes it possible for the YMCA to open multiple new Dallas Summer Learning Academies and to operate the academies in the Spring, if needed, to help bridge the learning gap that traditionally happens when school is out in the summer and that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Communities In Schools of Texas
This contribution to a crisis fund for children in the largest school districts in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin provides assistance for rent, utilities, food, clothing and personal hygiene items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County
This contribution pays for devices with data plans that are loaned to individuals or caregivers so that they may safely access telehealth for therapy, case management appointments, doctor visits and other needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bexar County Community Health Collaborative
This contribution provides training and certification with job placement support for additional Community Health Workers who serve hundreds of low income families within Bexar and surrounding counties as part of the collaborative’s Community Hub Model, which identifies and addresses risks in a whole person approach.
“This is an important opportunity to work collaboratively with our Texas community partners at a time when so many organizations and individuals have been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said John Barger, SVP, and President of Humana Healthy Horizons. “Humana has a long history in Texas and a strong commitment to providing quality care while improving the health of the local communities we serve.”
“Accessible Housing Austin! is extremely grateful to Humana Healthy Horizons for their generous grant to the AHA! at Briarcliff apartment complex,” said Jolene Keene, Executive Director, Accessible Housing Austin! “Each of our 27 housing units will be fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Having amenities like large elevators and accessible laundry facilities allows for further access opportunities so that our tenants can live with independence, dignity, and comfort."
“Humana’s generous investment will allow us to increase workforce capacity needed to connect more families to any resources they need,” said Elizabeth Lutz, Executive Director, Bexar County Community Health Collaborative. “The Community Health Worker is a trusted member in the communities where they live and work. They bring resources to families through our Pathways Community HUB. The Health Collaborative’s program is the only Pathways Community HUB in Texas and in the Southwest Region of the United States.”
"Research shows that two-thirds of the income-based achievement gap is attributed to summer learning loss. This year, the learning loss due to the COVID pandemic will be an added layer, making our summer program more crucial than ever before,” said Jodi Newman, School Age Services Executive Director, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. "Through the gift from Humana Healthy Horizons, the YMCA will be able to expand how many children we serve, ensuring more than 150 kids will get the academic and mental health support they need throughout the summer months.”
In addition to the more than $1 million in new commitments from Humana Healthy Horizons, the Humana Foundation has recently contributed more than $1.5 million in direct COVID relief to Texas community-based organizations, including 17 Feeding America member food banks and contributions to local Volunteers of America organizations.
About Humana Healthy Horizons
In 2020, Humana launched its new Medicaid brand, Humana Healthy Horizons™. With this new brand, we are committed to continue demonstrating our strong ability to manage complex populations and create solutions that lead to a better quality of life for our members. Nationally, we serve Medicaid enrollees through Medicaid Managed Care (MMC), Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) programs, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Financial Alignment Initiative Dual Demonstrations, MA, D‐SNPs, and PDPs.
Humana has served Medicaid populations continuously for more than two decades and currently manages Medicaid benefits for nearly 800,000 members nationally. We have developed expertise providing care management, care planning, and specialized clinical management for the complex needs of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Medicaid Expansion; aged, blind, or disabled (ABD); and dual eligible populations within a social supports‐based framework. Through these years of experience, we have also developed significant expertise in integrating physical health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and social services and supports for a whole-person centered approach to improve the health and well‐being of our members and the communities we serve.
Humana Healthy Horizons is a Medicaid Product of Humana Health Plan, Inc.
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.
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