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

  • 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.
  • Aetna’s 2013 Giving Report – Healthier people. Healthier communities. Healthier world. – is now available online. The report offers an overview of grant making and sponsorships by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation, which in 2013 totaled more than $19 million. In a related piece for the Health Section, Aetna Foundation President Dr. Garth Graham shares his thoughts on improving community health by increasing access to healthy foods and creating opportunities for physical activity.
  • Aetna Foundation Awards Nearly $3.5 Million in Regional Grants to Nonprofits Nationwide
    Through its 2013 Regional Grants Program, the Aetna Foundation made grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to nonprofit organizations in communities across America. The grants will help more than 100 local nonprofits create momentum behind healthier lifestyles – through better nutrition and greater physical activity – particularly among those living in underserved communities. Learn more about local nonprofits receiving grants from the Aetna Foundation.

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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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