News Releases: The Foundation

  • 12/10/14

    Healthier World Innovation Challenge Will Award Up to $750,000 to Up to Six Winners to Support Health Technology for Underserved Communities

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aetna Foundation is calling on organizations to leverage technology to make an impact on health outcomes in vulnerable communities. The Foundation today announced the Healthier World Innovation Challenge, a $4.5 million initiative designed to steer digital health innovation to improve chronic health outcomes in underserved communities. Six Challenge winners will not only receive up to $750,000 each over three consecutive years, but will alsomore...
  • 05/15/14

    -- Study Funded by Six Health Foundations in Unique Collaborative Effort --

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Connecticut Health Care Survey, a groundbreaking study of Connecticut residents’ views on their health and health care, shows that many here have access to and receive consistent, high quality health care. However, much work remains to be done, particularly as it relates to chronic disease prevalence among adults and children. As noted in the Executive Summary of The Connecticut Health Care Survey, which was released by the survey’smore...
  • 09/18/13

    -- Fourth Bus Tour Brings Doctors, Dentists to Five Universities --

    -- First Tour Event for High School Students in the Nation’s Capital --

    -- Aetna to Host Tour at Hartford Headquarters for Connecticut Students --

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Tour for Diversity in Medicine will travel the Northeast corridor to introduce medicine and dentistry as a field of advanced study and career path to minority students from September 23-28, 2013. Along with Tour partner the Aetna Foundation, more than 15 doctors, dentists and medical school students from across the country will participate in the program, which will provide full-day, hands-on workshops to undergrad students in six states.more...
  • 09/04/13

    -- Leading expert on health disparities chosen for philanthropic role --

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global health care solutions company, has appointed Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H., 38, as president of the Aetna Foundation, the company’s independent philanthropic arm, effective immediately. A national expert on health disparities and health care quality, Graham served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during both the Bush and Obama administrationsmore...
  • 07/02/13

    -- Company also opens support lines to the public --

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aetna Foundation announced today a $50,000 contribution to the Prescott Firefighter’s Charities to support the families of the courageous firefighters taken by the devastating wildfire burning in Arizona. Aetna (NYSE: AET) also is coordinating with the local community to send grief counselors to the area. The company has opened its support lines to the public for those who need help coping with the tragedy. Aetna previously announcedmore...
  • 05/22/13
    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced a major sponsorship of the XXVI Rolling Thunder ride, which benefits Rolling Thunder® Charities Inc. Aetna will present the sponsorship to Rolling Thunder following the ride May 26 in Washington, D.C. This year marks the fifth consecutive year Aetna has sponsored the event. Rolling Thunder is an annual event held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to recognize the sacrifices that have been made formore...
  • 05/09/13

    -- One-on-one support available to help victims with health and financial issues --

    HARTFORD, Conn. & HAMPTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aetna Foundation has given $100,000 to the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosion in West, Texas, access the health care and practical support services they need to recover. PAF, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit patient assistance programs, will direct Aetna’s contribution toward helping any person impacted from the recent events, regardless of insurance status.more...
  • 05/02/13

    -- Support aimed at improving health and health care and other causes --

    -- Aetna employees donated $6.8M in 2012, up 25 percent over prior year; volunteer hours also increased by 12 percent --

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With an eye on increasing wellness and eliminating health disparities, Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) and its philanthropic arm, the Aetna Foundation, donated more than $14.6 million to nonprofit organizations in 2012. Grants were awarded to tackle poor nutrition and increase physical activity, confront the shortage of primary care physicians and find new ways to fix the fragmented delivery of health care, issues that disproportionately impactmore...
  • 11/19/12

    -- “Civic 50” Ranking Published In Bloomberg Businessweek --

    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies, ranking fourth in “The Civic 50” survey – the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, national experts on civic engagementmore...
  • 11/02/12
    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is mobilizing its nationwide force of employee volunteers to reach into affected communities with assistance for those in need. Aetna also is reaching out to particularly vulnerable members in affected areas to see if help is needed, and helping consumers determine which hospitals in storm-torn areas are operational. Outreach to vulnerable members Aetna’smore...

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