ResProg Webinar | Humana's Bold Goal: A Health Plan-Sponsored Population Health Initiative to Address Social Determinants of Health


Health plans are among the various stakeholders seeking to improve health and reduce costs by intervening on social determinants of health (SDOH). Humana Health Plan launched its Bold Goal Initiative in 2015, a population health strategy focused on addressing SDOH and the health-related social needs of its members and communities. Multi-sector partnerships pay special attention to food security and social connection, with the intent of improving holistic health and health-related quality of life. Researchers examined the community-level effects of this initiative using data from a national, longitudinal survey of community health networks collected during 2012-2018. Learn how a health plan-sponsored initiative can stimulate substantial changes in community-level organizational networks with the potential to benefit enrolled plan members as well as the public at large.

The researchers presented their findings at AcademyHealth's 2021 Annual Research Meeting. A link to their abstract, Nudges for Networks: Community-Level Effects of a Health Plan Initiative to Address Social Determinants, is available here.


  • Glen Mays, PhD |  Director of Systems for Action
  • Jessica Dobbins, DrPH | Associate Director of Population Health Strategy at Humana's Office of Health Affairs and Advocacy
  • Stephanie Franklin, MPS | Population Health Strategy Lead at Humana's Office of Health Affairs and Advocacy

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