News Releases

  • 06/17/15

    FitKids in School provides age-appropriate training guides for students to run a cumulative 26.2 miles, the distance of a marathon, over 6 weeks in school. Students finish the program at the Final Mile, a run and celebration held at Rentschler Field. There, students cross the finish line of their last mile and celebrate at a health and fitness expo with games, activities, and demonstrations that encourage a healthy lifestyle. 

  • 06/12/15

    Hartford, CT - The YMCA of Greater Hartford has been granted $62,500 by the Aetna Foundation in support of REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health), the 3rd Grade Swim Program, and the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center's Youth Sports programs.

  • 06/02/15

    A $25,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc. (CMHA) will support Leaves of Progress, a new program which aims to improve the health and wellness of adult clients who struggle with mental illness and substance abuse issues.

  • 02/18/15

    For the 2015 growing season, Triskeles, Inc., and an army of volunteers will maintain nearly 400 raised garden beds in the Greater Philadelphia area.

    Thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation, these gardens will provide an even greater supply of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to 19 food pantries in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties.

  • 02/03/15

    LINCOLN, Neb. The Aetna Foundation has awarded Community Crops a grant of $25,000.00 in support of their Healthy Eating in Lincoln Project.

    Support from the Aetna Foundation will allow Crops to increase their outreach and communication to non-English speaking communities, with the outcome of 55% minority participation in 2015. Many of the participants in the community garden program are immigrants and refugees who come from 25 different countries and speak seven unique languages.

  • 12/10/14

    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 also

  • 05/15/14

    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.

  • 04/21/14

    Consumers belong at the center of a health care system that promotes wellness, provides better care for chronic conditions and uses economic incentives to reward positive health outcomes. To showcase Aetna’s (NYSE: AET) work to build and support this new health care model, the company released “Building a Healthier World,” a digital annual report.

  • 02/05/14

    The Aetna Foundation today announced more than $1.2 million in grants to support the use of digital health technology, including mobile health or mHealth, among vulnerable and minority populations. The grants are part of a larger $4 million, three-year digital health commitment from the Aetna Foundation for the implementation and evaluation of technology innovations to help address public health concerns.

  • 10/31/13

    The Aetna Foundation, the independent philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), has awarded a $40,000 grant to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to make school lunches healthier and more appealing to kids in Cobb and DeKalb Counties. The funding supports the expansion of Children’s Strong4Life School Nutrition Training Program, an initiative launched in 2012 to train school cafeteria managers in ways to make vegetables, whole grains and