• July 23, 2012

    Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation, the Connecticut-based Community Farm of Simsbury is bringing together urban and suburban elementary school students to learn how to eat healthfully and plant, cultivate and harvest fresh produce.

  • June 1, 2012

    Dr. Jeffrey Brenner presents his innovative prescription for improving and coordinating health care in one of America's poorest cities at a conference hosted by the Aetna Foundation on April 11, 2012.

  • June 1, 2012

    With support from the Aetna Foundation, young Boston and Chicago doctors embark on their inaugural bus tour to five historically black colleges and universities to promote careers in medicine to students of color to diversify the health care profession and eliminate health disparities.

  • May 30, 2012

    With support from the Aetna Foundation, people with diabetes can dance their way to better health at free monthly dance classes that also feature medical screenings, nutrition advice and weight-management education in a supportive setting.

  • January 6, 2012

    The American Indian and Alaska Native populations suffer from some of the largest health disparities in the nation, experiencing a five-year shorter lifespan compared to general U.S. population, in part due to the lack of physician-leaders committed to improving their health. 

    The Aetna Foundation’s support of the Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital is helping Native American college students committed to change become...

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  • December 15, 2011

    With two-thirds of American adults either obese or overweight, obesity has become one of the most serious and costly health issues of our time.  People of color are at significantly higher risk of obesity and its related diseases.

  • December 14, 2011

    The statistics for infant mortality reveal the distressing reality of health disparities among racial and ethnic populations in the United States. African-American women are twice as likely as white women to give birth prematurely. African-American infants are twice as likely as white infants to die in their first year.

    With support from the Aetna Foundation, the March of Dimes is working on a project to help African-American women have healthier pregnancies and give birth to full-term babies...

  • December 14, 2011

    Can a well-integrated and well-coordinated health care system deliver better outcomes, lower costs and improve patient satisfaction?

    With a grant from the Aetna Foundation, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, are looking at ways to measure the success of integrated health care practices based on the needs, experiences and expectations of patients with chronic conditions.

  • December 14, 2011

    Developing tomorrow’s leaders in medicine and health care research from underrepresented minority groups is an important part of our strategy to improve health outcomes for minority populations nationwide.

    Meet the Aetna Foundation/AcademyHealth Minority Scholars as they discuss the critical need to end racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. 


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