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Racial & Ethnic Equity

Helping to reduce health care disparities

Steps in the right direction

Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States receive lower-quality health care than non-minorities do. We're committed to addressing these differences by:

  • Finding the best opportunities to improve the quality of care
  • Developing programs for health conditions more common among minorities
  • Working with experts to help us find new ways to reduce health care inequality

Statistics and solutions

A look at the problem

Statistics tell the tale of disparities in health care. And they explain why we've made battling these disparities a major effort.

View the statistics

Programs for change

More than 6 million Aetna members voluntarily share their race and ethnicity information with us. This data help us create programs to improve our members’ health.

Review our initiatives

External Advisory Committee

Members of the External Advisory Committee are noted physicians, scholars and academicians who provide leadership in supporting Aetna in our journey to address health care disparities and achieve health equity.

Meet the committee members

Have questions?

Read how we answer some tough questions, such as:

  • Why did we choose to reduce health care disparities?
  • Why do we collect race and ethnicity data from our members?
  • How is racial and ethnic data used?
  • How do we protect and safeguard our members’ information?
  • What can employers do to reduce disparities in health care?

Find answers

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