National Health Initiatives

Aetna is proud to join notable national campaigns that focus on improving health and health care.

Million Hearts™ Initiative

Million Hearts has a hearty goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Many types of resources are on their website to help you make healthy choices. You can find tools to learn about your risks, set goals and track health information.

The effort was launched by the Department of Health and Human Services. Million Hearts brings together:

• communities
• health systems
• nonprofit organizations
• federal agencies
• private-sector partners


Aetna supports Million Hearts in many ways, including:

Controlling high blood pressure among African Americans

This program saw:

  • lower blood pressure
  • people taking their blood pressure readings more often
  • an increase in people with blood pressures within an acceptable range

Controlling high blood pressure among seniors

This program helps people:

  • check and report their blood pressure
  • get help when blood pressure results are high
  • work with their doctors to get their blood pressure under control

Health coaching to quit tobacco

This program helps people meet their goals with:

  • coaching and online resources

Health Initiative Highlights

Give an Hour to support our troops

Health Care Reform
Health Care Reform
We explain the changes under the health care reform law, to improve health access, and the work that still needs to be done.