News Releases

  • 05/02/13

    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 impact

  • 04/11/13

    Thanks to a grant from the Aetna Foundation, young people in Anaheim can dance their way to better health with free classes from Anaheim Ballet.

    Today, Aetna Foundation representatives presented a $15,000 check to Anaheim Ballet that will let the school offer its daily STEP-UP! dance classes at no charge to young people in Anaheim. Mayor Tom Tait attended the ceremony celebrating the program's success.

  • 03/25/13

    In Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, the statistics on infant mortality tell a disturbing story of racial health disparities. Here, African-American babies are three or even four times more likely to die in their first year of life than white infants. They also are more likely to be born with a low birth weight or born prematurely. Their mothers are more likely to be obese or not gain enough weight during their pregnancy, increasing their risk of

  • 03/25/13

    The Aetna Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. (CHCF) to help Latino families in the Bronx adopt healthy eating habits and exercise regularly. The funds support “Healthy Living,” the organization’s nutrition and fitness program for students and their families at P.S. 279 Captain Manuel Rivera, Jr., in the Fordham Heights neighborhood.

  • 03/22/13

    Continuing its efforts to promote health and wellness, the Aetna Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to FoodCorps. The funding aims to help transform eating habits of children from low-income communities by promoting nutrition, teaching gardening and expanding healthful school food choices.

  • 03/21/13

    As part of its ongoing efforts to promote health care equity, the Aetna Foundation has awarded a $25,000, one-year grant to the Women’s Community Clinic in San Francisco. The funding will help the clinic provide health education and outreach, prenatal care, and health career training opportunities to low-income African-American women and girls in the Bay Area.

  • 03/21/13

    Low-income residents of Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties can expect a greater supply of locally grown fresh vegetables this year. Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation, Triskeles, Inc. will more than double the number of community garden beds whose harvests are donated to local food pantries.

  • 03/05/13

    As part of its work to improve health care in the United States, the Aetna Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $325,000 to help doctors adapt to a rapidly changing health care system and growing health care needs.

    The funding focuses on training young doctors for the post-reform health care landscape, which aims to improve the patient experience and population health and to lower health care costs.

  • 02/28/13

    At a ceremony today at the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC), representatives of the Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Foundation presented a $24,000 check to support a new JRMC program aimed at helping local young people from the Latino community improve their health.

  • 02/14/13

    Local community group SA Youth has received a $25,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to help kids adopt healthy eating habits and get more exercise. The money will expand a fitness and nutrition education program at SA Youth’s 17 centers in San Antonio.

    SA Fit! offers fun exercise, lessons on healthy eating, and the chance for kids to grow their own vegetables and take them home. The program also teaches kids about the risks of smoking