Humana Supports Veterans Facing Loneliness

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Oct 12, 2022

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A big part of what Humana does on a daily basis is make

sure members get the support they need. You may think the support is mainly

approving claims and answering plan questions. That is an important part of its

business, but more and more of what Humana does focuses on making sure its

members get the resources they need to live a full life.

There are many things that affect your health that aren’t

medical, but social. Known as social determinants of health, they are part of

the national conversation on healthcare. The conditions in the places where

people live, learn, work and play affect a wide range of health risks and

outcomes.

These barriers to good health occur outside of the health

care system and can be things like poor education, low income or lack of

transportation, food insecurity and loneliness.

Social determinants of health are so important that Humana

has made it a core principle of its business- to co-create solutions with

community partners – like the government, physicians and community

organizations and veteran’s service organizations – that address care of the

whole person.

It’s common to experience feelings of loneliness, even when

surrounded by friends and family. Loneliness is a feeling of sadness or

distress about being alone or feeling disconnected from the world. It can

strike when a person doesn’t feel a sense of belonging or have social

connections to friends, neighbors or others.

“Many veterans don’t realize that support for loneliness

may be available to every veteran through his or her primary care physician

(PCP) or veterans service officer,” said Ed Sandrick, Director of the Veterans

Channel at Humana. “Identifying individuals at risk for loneliness, social

isolation and related outcomes allows physicians and health plans like Humana

to also predict their healthcare needs and establish appropriate preventive and

intervention strategies to improve their health.”

If you or someone you love is facing loneliness, visit

FarFromAlone.com to find resources to help or have them reach out to their

veterans service officer who can support them.





























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Note: This article was submitted by Lisa Dimond

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