Humana Healthy Horizons, the Medicaid business of leading health and well-being company Humana+Inc. (NYSE: HUM), today announces a new partnership with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. Providing a $1.75 million investment, Humana Healthy Horizons will work with No Kid Hungry to sustain healthier communities through grants to schools and community organizations, along with food education and resources needed to address childhood hunger.
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Through this new “Family is More” initiative, Humana Healthy Horizons and No Kid Hungry will work with school districts to provide meals to kids and equip multi-generational families with food and nutrition education to support healthy eating and wellbeing.
“No Kid Hungry’s mission aligns with Humana’s commitment to helping the people and communities that need it most,” said John Barger, Humana’s Medicaid President. “We’re proud to join No Kid Hungry in the fight to end childhood hunger, and we look forward to making an impact together.”
During a time when hunger rates have spiked across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new initiative aims to provide critical resources for children and families in need today, while also building capacity to support them in the years to come.
"Over the past year, countless families have faced hunger in new and deepened ways due to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Tom Nelson, President and CEO at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “It is imperative that we address these families’ immediate needs, and also equip them with tools to sustain them through the pandemic’s recovery and beyond. Humana’s support is playing a critical role in this important work and we’re grateful for the partnership.”
The Family is More initiative will impact families across seven states including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.
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 over 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 offered by affiliates of Humana Inc.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) 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.
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About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 6 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.
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