Humana Commits $1.5 Million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Address Food Insecurity and Drive Healthy Habits For Millions of Youth Across US
April 06, 2021 at 10:00 AM EDT
Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to address social determinants that can substantially impact the health of our nation’s youth including food insecurity and access to healthy lifestyle information. Humana’s investment will also promote equity and inclusiveness to empower youth to reach their full potential.
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Humana will provide nation-wide support to activate Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Healthy Habits curriculum across their 4,700 Club footprint and will co-sponsor 10 community gardens to be designed, built and maintained by Club members with support from the local community as well as Humana’s members and employees.
“Humana is honored to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to address the holistic needs of youth in the communities we serve,” said Bruce Broussard, Humana President and CEO. “Together, we are co-creating solutions that provide the critical elements needed to promote healthy eating and physical activity leading to better health and community outcomes.” The co-created campaign called “Planting the Seed to Combat Food Insecurity,” will allow Humana employees and members to volunteer virtually (and eventually in person) to send messages of encouragement to BGCA children and provide them inspiration to adapt a healthy lifestyle.
"Boys & Girls Clubs of America prioritizes programs and partnerships that help youth develop skills, confidence and motivation to make healthier choices. At Boys & Girls Clubs, our programming empowers young people to make positive decisions, this includes creating and maintaining healthy habits,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Part of maintaining healthy habits is making sure kids and teens have access to good nutrition. We are so grateful to have Humana as a new partner. Their support will give young people the opportunity to learn about growing their own fruits and vegetables, helping us close the gap and address food insecurities across the nation.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a youth advocacy organization working to ensure that all kids and teens have the same opportunities to succeed in life. Serving 4.6 million young people annually, Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to equipping young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities at Clubs and at home, with the goal of encouraging young people to take small steps toward positive behavior change.
In 2022 and depending on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, Humana will co-sponsor community gardens at 10 Boys & Girls Clubs. Humana will engage its local members, employees and the community-at-large in the opportunity to volunteer and work side-by-side with Club youth. Those Clubs include:
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
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About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,700 Clubs serve 4.6 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.