By focusing on social determinants of health, The Humana Foundation aims to promote more healthy days and encourage greater health equity. Social determinants of health – such as asset and financial security, food security and social connections – are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being. The Humana Foundation invests its resources to co-create communities where leadership, culture and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. Since 1975, Humana and The Humana Foundation’s support of community partners has exceeded $300 million. In 2019, the Foundation invested more than $12.4 million in communities across the United States.
Among their many programs and investments to address social determinants of health, The Humana Foundation leads programs that result in closing systemic gaps in social inclusion in three domains: participation, connectedness and a sense of belonging, and citizenship.
Knowing that loneliness can be a result of a person’s low social connectedness, Humana and The Humana Foundation realized the need for a public health awareness campaign focused on bringing together partners committed to improving health by increasing social connectedness and, consequently, reducing feelings of loneliness. Together, they created “Far From Alone.”
Together with our partners, the “Far From Alone” campaign drives awareness, action and advocacy designed to increase a person’s social connectedness.
We are leveraging a global cultural moment (when loneliness and isolation is top-of-mind) to raise awareness of the issue and its negative consequences on health, along with organizations that are making strides to help.
The Far From Alone website serves as a central hub that highlights partners and information that help consumers and their loved ones increase their social connectedness as a way of reducing feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
We partner with diverse stakeholders to advocate for social connectedness and influence policy change that reduces feelings of loneliness and social isolation, demonstrating the powerful impact of health-related social needs.