News Releases

  • 09/04/13

    Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global health care solutions company, has appointed Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H., 38, as president of the Aetna Foundation, the company’s independent philanthropic arm, effective immediately. A national expert on health disparities and health care quality, Graham served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during both the Bush and Obama administrations.

  • 07/03/13

    Continuing its efforts to promote health and wellness in low-income communities, the Aetna Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the YMCA of Greater New York to evaluate the effectiveness of its digital and social media fitness and activity tracking system – called Y-MVP – to improve fitness among teenagers in Harlem.

  • 07/02/13

    The Aetna Foundation announced today a $50,000 contribution to the Prescott Firefighter’s Charities to support the families of the courageous firefighters taken by the devastating wildfire burning in Arizona. Aetna (NYSE: AET) also is coordinating with the local community to send grief counselors to the area. The company has opened its support lines to the public for those who need help coping with the tragedy.

  • 05/22/13

    Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced a major sponsorship of the XXVI Rolling Thunder ride, which benefits Rolling Thunder® Charities Inc. Aetna will present the sponsorship to Rolling Thunder following the ride May 26 in Washington, D.C. This year marks the fifth consecutive year Aetna has sponsored the event.

    Rolling Thunder is an annual event held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to recognize the sacrifices that have been made for

  • 05/09/13

    The Aetna Foundation has given $100,000 to the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosion in West, Texas, access the health care and practical support services they need to recover.

  • 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.