News Releases

  • 05/12/10

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that the field is open for the fourth annual Catholic Charities / Aetna Golf Classic. The golf outing, a shotgun, four-ball, best-ball event, will be held on June 14 at the beautiful Shorehaven Club in Norwalk and celebrates the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities in the United States.

  • 04/22/10

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a grant of nearly $300,000 to the Center for Healthcare Equity (CHE) at the Institute for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The grant will support research and community outreach projects and other initiatives to stimulate improvements in health care equity and overall quality of care for all populations.

  • 04/07/10

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that it will contribute $1.5 million over the next six years to support community development efforts by Esperanza, the nation’s largest Hispanic faith-based development corporation.

  • 03/16/10

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) today awarded a $40,000 grant to Action for Healthy Kids®, a nonprofit volunteer organization that works with schools to fight childhood obesity. The grant will support expansion of the 3-Point PlaySM program, a childhood obesity initiative brought to local communities by Aetna, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Action for Healthy Kids, and other community partners.

  • 03/15/10

    Aetna (NYSE: AET), the Aetna Foundation and Earvin “Magic” Johnson Enterprises (MJE), in collaboration with Harris County Hospital District, have launched an 18-week nutrition and exercise competition between fifth- and sixth-graders at Escamilla Intermediate School in the Aldine Independent School District (AISD) in Houston. The competition, named the 3-Point PlaySM, was created in 2009 to help combat childhood obesity.

  • 03/15/10

    Aetna (NYSE:AET) and the Aetna Foundation together awarded more than $20 million during 2009 to nonprofits across the nation addressing a variety of health issues, including racial and ethnic equity in health care and obesity, as well as the arts, human service programs, academic opportunities, faith-based initiatives and many others.

  • 02/25/10

    The Aetna Foundation today announced two grants totaling $250,000 as part of its continuing efforts to establish racial and ethnic equity in health and health care. The elimination of health and health care disparities is one of three primary focus areas of the Aetna Foundation’s grant-making.

  • 02/01/10

    Aetna (NYSE:AET) recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the National Cancer Coalition (NCC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the suffering of cancer patients and their families by providing medical and financial relief, research, and educational programs throughout the world in an effort to improve patients’ quality of life.

  • 01/20/10

    Aetna (NYSE:AET) and Walgreens announced today that they have joined forces to educate people about the need to take in adequate levels of Vitamin D. The two organizations are working with United Way of the Midlands on a Vitamin D giveaway program being piloted in Richland and Lexington counties in South Carolina. They will be handing out coupons that residents can redeem at Walgreens stores for free 100-day Vitamin D supplies. The

  • 01/15/10

    As an urgent need for funds is made clear by relief organizations already equipped to mobilize relief efforts in Haiti, the Aetna Foundation has identified six organizations that will each receive $10,000 immediately to help fund their relief efforts. This $60,000 in Haitian relief contributions will be nearly doubled by an estimated $25,000 that Aetna employees have already pledged to relief efforts, which is being matched by the Aetna