If there’s one thing that excites me more than anything else about Humana’s partnership with President Clinton and his accomplished team at the Clinton Foundation, it’s this: together, we are helping more Americans live healthier lives.
At this week’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative conference, Humana and the Clinton Foundation announced that we will work together to improve the health of a particular American community by 20 percent by the year 2020. We intend to name that community in the spring.
This is just the latest way our partnership will positively impact public health in the U.S.
At this week’s Humana Challenge PGA tournament, Humana and the Clinton Foundation are once again focusing the tournament on health and well-being. And we’ve been inspired by the stories we’ve heard from people who themselves have been inspired by our well-being message to work on their health.
At the 2013 Humana Challenge, for instance, we met a woman who told us that after participating in Humana’s well-being walk one year earlier, she committed to spending the next year getting back into shape. And over the next 52 weeks, she lost 40 pounds!
This week, two dozen inspiring young people from across the country have come to the Humana Challenge to participate in the inaugural First Tee Healthy Habits Summit. They are being rewarded for serving as role models in their communities, for living the First Tee program’s nine core values and healthy habits. Here in the Coachella Valley, they’ve spent three action-packed days doing things like participating in Chelsea Clinton’s Day of Action, helping clean up a neighborhood in Coachella, Calif.
And then there are all of the folks who are picking up and wearing a Humana pedometer this week so that they can track their steps and try to get 10,000 steps a day, or more. Over the last three years, we’ve distributed more than 20,000 pedometers at the Humana Challenge. Through our partnership with the Charity Miles program, each step taken this year translates to a charitable donation from Humana.
These are just a few examples of how Humana and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative are teaming up to get more people thinking about how they can be healthier, and helping them get on that path to healthier living. At Humana, we’re committed to partnering with people in their health. As we work hard to help people achieve lifelong well-being, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us as we continue working with President Clinton, his foundation and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative.
In good health,
Bruce D. Broussard
President & CEO
Photo: Bruce Broussard, President and CEO, Humana Inc. participates in the Clinton Foundation's Clinton Health Matters conference Health Transformation panel, which President Clinton moderated on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Watch the panel.