Humana Builds on Health Equity Efforts with Investments in 24 More Community Organizations

Louisville, Ky. – December 19, 2023 – Humana (NYSE: HUM) is making investments into 24 additional community-based organizations in multiple states, including Florida totaling $169,000 during its latest health equity grant-cycle, reinforcing Humana’s commitment to improving access to care and quality of care while addressing barriers to healthy living by focusing on unmet social needs.

“Humana is committed to supporting community organizations that are at the front line of advancing health equity every day,” said J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity Officer, and Senior Vice President for Humana. “This support will further drive health equity by strengthening capacity for some of those organizations leading important work in our communities.”

Humana has organized its health equity strategy into three core areas:

·       Improving access to care

·       Improving quality of care

·       Addressing non-medical barriers to healthy living, such as social, behavioral, and economic determinants of health

“The inaugural 2023 health equity grant cycles were launched to support initiatives and organizations within Humana’s footprint, deepening our engagement with those we serve,” said Tamara Smith, Associate Vice President of Strategy Advancement at Humana. “As we move into 2024, we aim to build upon our local partnerships and support communities where health disparities are the greatest.”

Recipients were selected from applicants within Humana national partner communities and chosen based on alignment with the above core areas, health equity-related programming, and ability to demonstrate a commitment to long-term solutions. The following organizations received grant funding:

  • Jax Care Connect (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Tampa Metropolitan YMCA (Tampa, FL)
  • Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (Asheville, NC)
  • American Heart Association (Houston and San Antonio, TX)
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
  • Crossroads of Michigan (Detroit, MI)
  • Cultivating Humanity (Ellenwood, GA)
  • Family Service (San Antonio, TX)
  • The Frankie Mae Foundation (Charlotte, NC)
  • Giving Health, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)
  • Goochland Cares (Goochland, VA)
  • House of Neighborly Service (San Antonio, TX)
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
  • NOVA Scripts Central (Fall Church, VA)
  • Nullary Care (New York, NY)
  • Open Hand Atlanta, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Peter Paul RVA (Richmond, VA)
  • Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic (Orange, VA)
  • Samaritan (Serving Kentucky)
  • San Antonio Oasis (San Antonio, TX)
  • St. Vincent De Paul (Atlanta, GA)
  • Target Hunger (Houston, TX)
  • Urban League of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Community-based organizations (CBOs) have direct knowledge of the immediate health-related issues their communities face and are trusted resources that can help surmount barriers to care. By investing in them, Humana can be a force for positive change by increasing access to health screenings, overcoming food and housing insecurity, improving maternal health, and much more.

Last spring, Humana awarded grants totaling more than $121,500 to CBOs across the country, now totaling almost $300,000 for the year. With millions of medical and specialty care members across the nation, Humana is continuing to take intentional action toward a more equitable, accessible and affordable healthcare ecosystem. Explore how the company is intentionally advancing health equity in its 2023 and beyond Health Equity Issue Brief and Humana’s Impact Report.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers, and our company. Through our Humana insurance services, and our CenterWell health care services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health – delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large. Learn more about what we offer at and at

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