In 2010, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation awarded $15.6 million in grants and sponsorships to help improve the health of children and adults and to make our health care system more equitable and effective.
Our employees continued Aetna’s longtime commitment to strengthen our communities, volunteering their expertise and more than 330,000 hours of their time.
The year 2010 also marked our first full year of national and regional grant making focused on the Aetna Foundation’s new program areas: Obesity, Racial and Ethnic Health Equity, and Integrated Health Care.
We are proud of the progress we have made investing in our future.
We invite you to explore how we are:
- Fighting Obesity through support of innovative fitness and healthful eating programs such as the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s initiative for community residents.
- Promoting Health Equity through support of organizations such as the March of Dimes, which is working to reduce infant mortality rates among African Americans, the population at highest risk.
- Promoting Integrated Health Care by funding research such as the University of California, San Francisco’s work to develop a measurement tool to evaluate the effectiveness of health care institutions in meeting their patients’ needs and expectations for the coordination of their care.
- Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow by partnering with organizations such as AcademyHealth to provide professional training to health services researchers from underrepresented minority populations.
- Supporting Employee Involvement by offering volunteer opportunities through our offices around the country.