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Monday November 20, 2017


Humana, Healthy Days and SDOH

Pattie Dale Tye, Segment Vice President, Humana

Pattie Dale Tye, Segment Vice President, Humana

Humana's Pattie Dale Tye tells us "the link between social determinants of health and Healthy Days is substantial. Through our research, interventions and national partnerships we know that by working to eliminate barriers to health, we can have an enormous impact on health outcomes and quality of life." What exactly are "Healthy Days"? Humana cites that "Healthy Days is a brief, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) four-question survey that asks individuals how many days per month they feel physically or mentally unhealthy. Previous research has shown that the Healthy Days results are associated with prevalence of chronic conditions and other measures of population health."

Humana has just published results of Healthy Days improvements through community interventions. They report that "in San Antonio the average number of reported unhealthy days dropped from 10.52 to 9.57 (a 9 percent improvement). Knoxville saw a 4.8 percent improvement. Across all seven of Humana’s Bold Goal communities, mean unhealthy days declined from 10.98 in 2015 to 10.64 in 2016, a 3.1 percent improvement.

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