News Releases

  • 07/15/16

    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:

  • 06/14/16

    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.

  • 12/17/15

    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.

  • 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.