Humana Healthy Horizons and The Humana Foundation Commit More Than $2.5 Million to COVID-19 Relief in Texas
Humana Healthy Horizons, the Medicaid business of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), and Humana’s philanthropic arm, The Humana Foundation, have announced a more than $2.5 million commitment to COVID-19 relief efforts in Texas.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create significant economic and health challenges for people across the U.S., Humana has consistently provided support to both national and local community partners who have experienced a reduction in resources.
Humana Healthy Horizons has contributed a total of more than $1 million to the following community-based organizations in Texas:
Accessible Housing Austin! (AHA!)
This contribution enables the completion of an affordable Austin apartment complex for very low-income individuals with disabilities with the purchase of accessible elevators and appliances, the construction of a community room and an accessible picnic area and more.
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Learning Academy
This contribution makes it possible for the YMCA to open multiple new Dallas Summer Learning Academies and to operate the academies in the Spring, if needed, to help bridge the learning gap that traditionally happens when school is out in the summer and that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Communities In Schools of Texas
This contribution to a crisis fund for children in the largest school districts in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin provides assistance for rent, utilities, food, clothing and personal hygiene items during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My Health My Resources (MHMR) of Tarrant County
This contribution pays for devices with data plans that are loaned to individuals or caregivers so that they may safely access telehealth for therapy, case management appointments, doctor visits and other needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bexar County Community Health Collaborative
This contribution provides training and certification with job placement support for additional Community Health Workers who serve hundreds of low income families within Bexar and surrounding counties as part of the collaborative’s Community Hub Model, which identifies and addresses risks in a whole person approach.
“This is an important opportunity to work collaboratively with our Texas community partners at a time when so many organizations and individuals have been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said John Barger, SVP, and President of Humana Healthy Horizons. “Humana has a long history in Texas and a strong commitment to providing quality care while improving the health of the local communities we serve.”