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.
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:
- Offering our individual products and programs to members of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Providing multilingual materials in more than 170 languages, including a website for our international customers
- Supporting a program to help families increase their physical activity and improve nutrition
- Launching the Voices of Health competition that recognizes local agencies that encourage racial and ethnic equality in health care
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.
Celebrating African-Americans in the culinary arts
Aetna has been producing an annual African American History Calendar since 1982. The 2016 calendar celebrates 13 food experts who are changing perceptions of healthy eating.