Aetna in the Community

Building healthy communities

The health and well-being of the people in our communities is important to us. We believe that healthy communities lead to a healthier world.

It’s no wonder that in 2013 we were named to The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation. And we ranked #1 in the category of Fostering Civic Culture.

Read about The Civic 50

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Working locally to change lives

We're proud to say that since 2003, our employees have volunteered more than 2.6 million hours of their time to support local and national initiatives. Here are just some of their efforts:

  • Creating the first “Team Aetna” for the Light the Night®  Walk, Hartford County, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®
  • Funding a grant to the National Council of Churches for a free toolkit to address racial disparities in maternal health
  • Raising money for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps through runs and bike rides
  • Sponsoring the national conference for 100 Black Men of America in New Orleans, where more than 3,500 people received free health education and screenings

Bringing our resources to the communities we serve

We recognize the unique needs of the communities we serve by:

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Supporting health and wellness for all

Aetna and the Aetna Foundation work hard to build healthy communities where we live and work. We promote wellness, health and access to high-quality health care for all. Founded in 1972, the Aetna Foundation has given more than $427 million in grants and sponsorships.

Learn more about the Aetna Foundation's work

Celebrating African-American accomplishments

Aetna has been creating an annual African-American history calendar since 1982. The 2015 calendar highlights 13 athletes and coaches who are doing remarkable things through sports.

Meet the people making a difference


Come out and meet us

Stop by and say “hi” at one of the tradeshows or sponsorship events we participate in.

The Health 2.0 Conference (May)

The Traveler’s Championship (June)

The New Haven Open (August)

The Hartford Marathon (October)

The Marine Corps Marathon (October)

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