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The Aetna Foundation is dedicated to improving health in local communities and large populations alike. How do we make it happen? Through community-based programs, dynamic partnerships and proven models that can help people accelerate progress everywhere.

    Aetna Foundation’s New Awards Shine the "Spotlight" on Programs That Are Improving Community Health  Image

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    01-31-18

    Aetna Foundation’s New Awards Shine the "Spotlight" on Programs That Are Improving Community Health

    The Aetna Foundation today announced 10 community health programs nationwide that are receiving their newly-launched “Spotlight Award.” The award is part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge), an initiative lau...

    The Aetna Foundation Helps Improve the Health of 25 Communities Nationwide Through More Than $2 Million in Grants Image

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    10-30-17

    The Aetna Foundation Helps Improve the Health of 25 Communities Nationwide Through More Than $2 Million in Grants

    Approximately 60 percent of a person’s life expectancy is driven by factors outside of the doctor’s office – our individual behaviors, as well as social and environmental factors[1]. As part of its continued effort to address social determinants of health, the Aetna Foundation announce...

    Aetna Foundation Opens Call for Local Nonprofits to Cultivate Healthier Communities Through $2 Million Grant Program Image

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    03-15-17

    Aetna Foundation Opens Call for Local Nonprofits to Cultivate Healthier Communities Through $2 Million Grant Program

    The Aetna Foundation is seeking to support community-based nonprofit partners who are working on solutions that address the social determinants of health - the factors that impact wellness outside of the doctor’s office, such as having access to fresh fruits and vegetables, safe places to walk an...

    Aetna Foundation and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs Team Up to Improve Community Health Image

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    12-08-16

    Aetna Foundation and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs Team Up to Improve Community Health

    Nearly 23 percent of overall health care spending in the United States comes from just one percent of the population, with five percent of the population responsible for 50 percent of spending.[1] To help improve the health of the people who use health care services most freq...

    Fifty Cities and Counties Accept Challenge to Improve Community Health in Bid for $1.5 Million in Prizes Image

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    09-15-16

    Fifty Cities and Counties Accept Challenge to Improve Community Health in Bid for $1.5 Million in Prizes

    Despite spending more on health care than any other country in the world, Americans live shorter, less healthy lives than our counterparts in other high-income nations. While this is a national problem, our local communities are where we have the power to influence our health more than ever befor...

    The Aetna Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in Grants Across USA to Cultivate Healthy Living Image

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    09-06-16

    The Aetna Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in Grants Across USA to Cultivate Healthy Living

    The Aetna Foundation today announced that it has awarded community grants to 23 nonprofit organizations as part of its Cultivating Healthy Communities initiative. This program is designed to promote healthy eating and active living, strengthen health equity and advance innovations that make it po...

    Make a Difference: Join the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Image

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    05-05-16

    Make a Difference: Join the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

    What do Tulsa, Cleveland, Kansas City, San Diego, Durham and New Haven have in common? They’ve signed on to the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, a new initiative to provide recognition and awards totaling $1.5 million to communities showing measurable changes in health and wellness. Th...

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