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News Releases: The Foundation

  • 02/13/18

    North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition to receive first grant from $6 million national program

    RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 42,000 Americans die each year from opioid overdoses. While opioid abuse is widespread across the country, certain communities and states have been particularly hard hit. In response, the Aetna Foundation today announced that it will provide grants totaling $6 million to fund select projects that state and local leaders have identified as promising,more...
  • 01/31/18

    From Complete Streets to Community Gardens: 10 Cities and Counties Recognized for Programs Making Progress in Addressing Social Determinants of Health

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aetna Foundation today announced 10 community health programs nationwide that are receiving their newly-launched “Spotlight Award.” The award is part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge), an initiative launched in 2016 that supports 50 small-to-midsize cities and counties that are implementing innovative solutions to pressing public health issues in their communities. Along with the American Public Healthmore...
  • 10/30/17

    Grants will support improvements for more than 300,000 people as part of the Cultivating Healthy Communities initiative

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Approximately 60 percent of a person’s life expectancy is driven by factors outside of the doctor’s office – our individual behaviors, as well as social and environmental factors1. As part of its continued effort to address social determinants of health, the Aetna Foundation announced today more than $2 million in grants to 25 nonprofit organizations across the U.S., as part of its Cultivating Healthy Communities initiative.more...
  • 09/08/17
    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering resources to members who have been affected by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and the counties of Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne and Waremore...
  • 08/27/17
    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE:AET) is offering resources to members who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Texas counties of Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Caldwell, Cameron, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kerr, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda,more...
  • 08/01/17

    U.S. News & World Report, and the Aetna Foundation are collaborating to generate in-depth reporting, analysis and research highlighting communities that are producing better health results through innovative partnerships, programs and policies.

    U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, and the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced they are teaming up to evaluate which communities across America are doing the best job of improving the health of their citizens. The new U.S. News/Aetna Foundation Healthiest Communities project, coming in 2018, will feature in-depth reporting, analysis and research highlighting communities that are producing bettermore...
  • 03/16/17

    The Aetna Foundation Will Award Grants to Nonprofits Working with Underserved Populations Across Key Health Domains; Applications Close April 14

    The Aetna Foundation is seeking to support community-based nonprofit partners who are working on solutions that address the social determinants of health - the factors that impact wellness outside of the doctor’s office, such as having access to fresh fruits and vegetables, safe places to walk and play, and learning environments free of bullying. Through its Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program, the Foundation will make awards between $50,000 and $100,000 to organizations thatmore...
  • 12/08/16
    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly 23 percent of overall health care spending in the United States comes from just one percent of the population, with five percent of the population responsible for 50 percent of spending.1 To help improve the health of the people who use health care services most frequently, the Aetna Foundation today announced the “Neighborhood Health Compass” collaboration with the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, a new initiative ofmore...
  • 09/06/16
    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aetna Foundation today announced that it has awarded community grants to 23 nonprofit organizations as part of its Cultivating Healthy Communities initiative. This program is designed to promote healthy eating and active living, strengthen health equity and advance innovations that make it possible for people to have more healthy days. The projects will benefit communities by improving health indicators such as access to healthy foods,more...
  • 07/15/16

    Supporting enhancing quality of care, quality of life with funds and human resources

    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna Better Health of Virginia, a Medicaid health plan contracted with the Commonwealth of Virginia, has announced it is making $100,000 in community grants to five Virginia non-profit organizations that focus on improving the health care and quality of life of Virginians. The grants are: $50,000 to The Health Wagon, a non-profit that operates a mobile clinic and two stationary clinics in southwest Virginia. Themore...