Our mission is to promote wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone, while supporting the communities we serve.

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Health Care Innovations

To promote promising, patient-centered practices in health care through innovation and technology.

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Health Care Equity

To promote equity in health and health care for chronic conditions and build a more diverse generation of health care professionals.

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Healthy Eating and Active Living

To promote efforts that make nutritious food more affordable and accessible, and increase opportunities to be physically active.


Latest News

  • GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities grants program
    Thank you for your interest in the GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program. Our 2015 program will continue to support the creation and expansion of community gardens, urban farms and farmers markets in underserved, low-income and minority communities. Please note however, that the application deadline for the Local Roots RFP has passed. The program officially closed on May 6th at 5pm ET, and we are no longer accepting applications. Regretfully, we are unable to accept any late submissions or offer any extensions to the deadline. Please subscribe to receive our latest news, and to keep apprised of future grant programs and funding opportunities.
  • Aetna Foundation Awards $3.4 Million in Regional Grants to Nonprofits Nationwide
    Through its 2014 Regional Grants Program – GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities, the Aetna Foundation made grants totaling $3.4 million to nonprofit organizations in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The grants will support 119 community-based projects that encourage better nutrition and greater physical activity – particularly among those living in underserved communities. Learn more about the local nonprofits receiving grants from the Aetna Foundation. In a related piece for the Health Section, Aetna Foundation President Dr. Garth Graham offers greater insight on how these funded efforts help build a healthier world, community by community.
  • Healthier World Innovation Challenge
    Please note that the Healthier World Innovation Challenge application deadline has passed. We are unable to accept Letters of Inquiry at this time. Challenge overview and supporting materials can still be viewed here for informational purposes only.

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Teaching garden

Aetna, Aetna Foundation and the American Heart Association team up to help students learn how to live healthy through hands-on Teaching Gardens

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