U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Heather Demis, assistant director of operations with the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ethan White, director of operations with the 371 SOCTS, participate in the first 371 SOCTS 9/11 Memorial Ruck on Hurlburt Field, Florida, Sept. 11, 2020.

Military Health and Resilience

Improving health outcomes of military families through collective impact.

Military Health and Resilience was launched in 2019 to improve family resiliency, increase readiness, create higher productivity and lower healthcare costs.


By focusing on social determinants of health that impact military families most, such as food insecurity, social isolation and tobacco and alcohol use, we can provide the support and care needed to help Active Duty Service Members (ADSM), Reservists, those on National Guard and their families be ready to meet the needs of their service and country.

We will use the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Days assessment tool to help us report the health progress of our beneficiaries. This tool allows us to track self-reported behavioral and physical Unhealthy Days in a 30-day period.

Military spouses are the engine driving toward family resiliency in the military community. We are excited to partner with organizations like Humana Military that are committed to the education, empowerment, and advancement of military spouses.

-Sue Hoppin

Founder and President, National Military Spouse Network
A photo of a happy community.

So much of what affects our health happens outside of the doctor’s office.

Through Military Health and Resilience, we look outside of our Humana Military walls to determine which community leaders are already working on improving the health of the military community and how we might act as a catalyst to bring together and lift up those existing programs.

-Andrea Newton

Director of MHR, Humana Military

Healthcare costs and productivity


Humana Military’s population health strategy is a lever to aid in our mission of lowering healthcare costs. Through the projects we co-create with community organizations and military health influencers, we anticipate improvements to Healthy Days, non-emergent ER visits, re-hospitalizations, medication adherence and better management of chronic conditions. These improvements will lower healthcare costs for both beneficiaries and the government, while also setting the stage for a more medically ready and productive force. Studies, like this one from Gallup, have proven a connection between improved Healthy Days, a more productive workforce, and lowered healthcare costs.

There are so many best practices the Humana Military team has been able to leverage from the population health work we've been leading over the years at Humana. I'm thrilled to see this work come to life for TRICARE beneficiaries in San Antonio, Jacksonville and other Prime Service Areas.

-Andrew Renda, MD, MPH

VP Population Health Strategy, Humana

In 2015, Humana’s CEO, Bruce Broussard, set out a Bold Goal to improve the health of the communities we serve by 20% by 2020. Since then, Humana has launched its population health strategy in several local Bold Goal markets and has measured success via the CDC’s Healthy Days measure. Humana’s Bold Goal is a population health strategy focused on both community and business integration to improve the clinical and social health outcomes of our members. Throughout our business, we address social determinants of health by working with Humana care teams, nonprofit organizations, business and government leaders as well as healthcare professionals to identify, screen and refer members to community resources and long-term support. By using data, technology and evidence-based solutions, we’re able to connect, learn and make health improvements easier and more attainable.

Healthy behavior of members in Bold Goal communities versus members not in Bold Goal communties.

Since 2015, Humana Medicare Advantage (MA) members in Bold Goal communities continue to have more Healthy Days than those in non-Bold Goal communities. Humana MA members in Bold Goal communities reported 2.7% fewer Unhealthy Days, whereas MA members in non-Bold Goal communities experienced 0.6% more Unhealthy Days. In San Antonio, the first Bold Goal market launched in 2015, Humana MA members experienced a 9.8% reduction in Unhealthy Days.

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We cannot do this work alone. Does your organization have programs in place focused on improving the physical and mental health of the military community?

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