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News Releases: The Foundation

  • 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...
  • 06/14/16
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) will be an official co-sponsor for the 30th annual conference of the 100 Black Men of America (BMOA), continuing its joint mission with the community organization to help improve the lives, educational opportunities and health status of African American people. This year’s convention, entitled, “Thirty Years of Mentoring: Positive Influence, Powerful Impact,” will be held June 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Aetna’more...
  • 12/17/15
    HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Aetna Foundation today announced that they have awarded more than $3 million in community grants to 75 nonprofit organizations in 22 states as part of GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities, a program that helps healthy food choices and active living take root in underserved communities. One component of GoLocal is the Local Roots grant program, which included a specific focus on funding the creation and expansion ofmore...
  • 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...