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Aetna Recognized for Reducing Health Care Inequality

HARTFORD, Conn., March 7, 2014 -- Aetna is a three-time recipient of the "Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities" Award from the National Business Group on Health for its provider-focused pilot program for African American and Hispanic members with diabetes in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.


Aetna Honored by the National Business Group on Health for Innovation in Reducing Health Disparities

HARTFORD, Conn., March 8, 2013 -- Aetna received an award for "Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities" from The National Business Group on Health for its Delaware asthma intervention program that helps Hispanic and African-American members struggling with asthma.


Aetna Receives Award To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes In Texas 
HARTFORD, Conn., October 10, 2012 -- Aetna received an award from America’s Health Insurance Plans, under funding provided through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to offer a type 2 diabetes prevention program to Aetna beneficiaries in Texas.

Aetna Adds Two Programs To Help Tackle Diabetes In Texas
DALLAS, Texas, August 29, 2012 — More than 1.7 million adults in Texas are living with diabetes. Research shows this is 12 percent higher than the national average. Doctors here say their biggest challenge is knowing which patients are getting the right tests and following their doctors’ treatment orders. To help, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is testing two new programs that give doctors an edge in finding and treating patients with diabetes.

Aetna Continues National Dialogue to Improve Equality in Health Care, Honored in Washington for Efforts
HARTFORD, Conn., August 17, 2012 — Helping people from different races and backgrounds benefit from quality health care is one of Aetna’s top priorities.  Last week, Aetna (NYSE: ΑET) joined Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D, for a discussion about health care equality. Aetna was one of eight organizations that received recognition by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), together with the White House Business Council and the National Business Group on Health, for the company’s commitment to improving health care equality.


Aetna Recognized By The National Business Group On Health For Reducing Disparities In Care
HARTFORD, Conn., March 11, 2011 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) was honored today by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) with its inaugural “Award for Innovation in Reducing Health Care Disparities.”

Aetna Launches Program To Improve Asthma Outcomes of African American and Hispanic Medicaid Members In Delaware
HARTFORD, Conn., March 07, 2011 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a pilot program for its Medicaid members in Delaware. This program aims to improve health outcomes of Hispanic and African American patients who struggle with asthma.


Aetna Launches Diabetes Pilot With Medical Clinic Of North Texas To Improve Health Outcomes Of Hispanic And African American Patients
DALLAS, November 22, 2010 —  Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a pilot with the Medical Clinic of North Texas (MCNT) aimed at improving the care of diabetic patients of Hispanic and African American descent.
New Aetna Study Finds African Americans and Hispanics Use Emergency Room For Asthma Incidents More Often Than Whites
LITTLETON, Colo., August 19, 2010 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) leaders will present the findings of a new study today at the Academy for Health Equity Conference in Littleton, Colorado.  The study looked at the differences in the use of the emergency room (ER) by minority populations suffering from asthma and the potential to improve health outcomes and cost savings by addressing disparities in asthma ER visits.

Aetna Appoints Wayne Rawlins, M.D., to New Role Addressing Disparities in Health Care
HARTFORD, Conn., August 10, 2010 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that Wayne Rawlins, M.D., has assumed a new position focused on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

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