News Releases

  • 03/21/11

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the Aetna Foundation together awarded nearly $15.6 million during 2010 to nonprofits across the nation addressing a variety of health issues, including racial and ethnic equity in health care, obesity among adults and children, and needed improvements in the integration and coordination of health care s

  • 03/03/11

    As part of its efforts to reduce obesity rates, particularly among minority populations that face the highest risk, Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the Aetna Foundation today announced grants totaling $63,000 to four organizations that offer dance-oriented health and fitness programs for children and families who live in underserved areas. Receiving support are the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York, The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Dance Out Diabetes in

  • 02/22/11

    The Aetna Foundation today announced significant funding in support of five research studies designed to deepen understanding of the root causes of the nation’s well-documented obesity epidemic and drive viable solutions to the core problems. More than $1 million in funding will be granted in support of separate studies at New York University School of Medicine, Boston University, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and

  • 02/14/11

    The Aetna Foundation today announced that it is continuing its professional development program for minority health researchers in partnership with AcademyHealth, a premier professional society for health services researchers and health policy analysts. A $197,000 grant will extend the program through 2013.

  • 01/24/11

    Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut will award the Aetna Foundation with the 2010 Corporate Leadership Award at their Annual Meeting and Donor Appreciation Reception on January 25, 2011. This distinct honor is awarded to the corporation whose achievements throughout the year include considerable financial assistance, in-kind services and employee engagement.

  • 12/07/10

    Many Americans seek medical treatment from a variety of care providers and often must play the role of informing each doctor what the others are recommending or prescribing. This fragmented experience of poorly coordinated care is due in part to a lack of consistent systems and processes in place to coordinate care across providers and facilities.

  • 11/10/10

    Adding to the knowledge of best practices in health care is an important part of the Aetna Foundation’s mission. We are proud to sponsor a four-part webinar produced by AcademyHealth, a premier organization for health researchers’ professional development.

    We invite you to participate in the presentations scheduled in the upcoming weeks or view the archived presentations after they have taken place. We trust you will find the

  • 11/10/10

    On October 18 in Washington D.C., the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution hosted a conference to explore opportunities for accelerating health care innovation, including the importance of strategic public and private collaboration and alignment of investments to effect system-wide improvements in payment and delivery. Speakers included Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

  • 11/10/10

    The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) has honored Aetna Inc. for its broad-based efforts to register thousands of employees nationwide as potential bone marrow donors. The company was presented with the Admiral Zumwalt Corporate Award at the NMDP’s 23rd Annual Council Meeting in Minneapolis on October 16.

  • 10/07/10

    The people have spoken. Students Run L.A.®, Girl Scouts of Connecticut and MicheLee Puppets will share $100,000 in funding from the Aetna Foundation to further their programs aimed at reducing childhood obesity rates among children at risk.

    The three nonprofits received the highest number of votes in the Aetna Foundation’s online Fight Childhood Obesity Grant Contest, which ran from September 13 through October 5 on its web site.