Community health

John Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau

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Abstract

In 2014, Humana Inc., a health insurance provider, announced an enterprise goal of improving the health of the communities it served by 20 % by 2020. It began the initiative in an effort to make healthcare “easier” for individuals, make a complicated and fragmented healthcare system simpler to navigate, and engage individuals in the management of their own health. In its 2015 Progress Report, Humana stated, “why do we put such emphasis on ‘making it easy’? Because as a society, we have made health hard.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Public Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages91-115
Number of pages25
Edition9783319437224
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Public Health
Number9783319437224
ISSN (Print)2192-3698
ISSN (Electronic)2192-3701

Keywords

  • Community
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Partnerships
  • Social responsibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Health Informatics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Quelch, J., & Boudreau, E. C. (2016). Community health. In SpringerBriefs in Public Health (9783319437224 ed., pp. 91-115). (SpringerBriefs in Public Health; No. 9783319437224). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43723-1_4