Humana Healthy Horizons — the Medicaid business of health insurance company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) — announced it’s committed $4.6 million to eight community organizations working to overcome public health challenges and improve the health and well-being of Ohioans, according to a news release.
The investments are funding community partners that support parents, families and individuals in need and assist with a range of needs, including, according to the release: housing security, health and wellness, education, workforce development and food security.
“We are committed to supporting the important work being done by these community organizations across Ohio to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve,” Jeff Corzine, regional president-Ohio Medicaid at Humana, said in a provided statement. “We’re investing in community programs that will have a lasting impact on improving the holistic health and well-being of all Ohioans.”
Northeast Ohio-specific organizations receiving funds include CHN Housing Partners, an affordable housing developer, housing services provider and residential lender, and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, according to the release. Humana Healthy Horizons is also investing in other food banks in the state: the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, which provides food to people across central and eastern Ohio, and The Foodbank, a Dayton-area organization serving the Miami Valley through food distribution.
The other four fund recipients are, according to the release: Ohio University in Athens, March of Dimes, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (a statewide professional association) and Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana, which provides behavioral health services, support for veterans, reentry from the criminal justice system and housing.
“With Humana’s support, we are able to reach more people with our signature programs as we work toward our goals of improving maternal health and pregnancy outcomes so more babies will be born full-term and healthy,” Lisa Amlung Holloway, director of maternal infant health for the March of Dimes in Ohio, said in a provided statement.
About 563,700 Ohioans as of March 31, 2022, have health coverage through Humana Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, commercial group health plans and the TRICARE military health care program as administered by Humana, according to the release.