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Grants & Partnerships

Sparking improvements to people’s health through community grants and national partnerships

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Local grants promote healthier lifestyles

We fund community groups that are advancing healthy eating and active living in homes, schools and neighborhoods. A major part of this effort is connecting people of limited means with fresh fruits and vegetables through community gardens, urban farms and farmers markets.

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Toward a more equitable health system

Working to make quality care available to all

Despite medical advances in America, health and health care inequities persist for members of various racial and ethnic minorities. Working with institutional partners, the Aetna Foundation focuses on understanding connections between where people live and receive health care, and the quality and equity of the care they receive. 

Learn how we’re impacting health care equity

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Innovation to accelerate health improvements

Illuminating the best ideas

We work with national partners to identify opportunities and harness the power of innovation for communities most in need. We’re putting today’s most effective tools to work to improve health care access, treatment and decision-making. Our goal: to profoundly impact chronic disease management.

Find out how innovation is changing lives

Scholars shape tomorrow’s health care

A passion for creating change   

We partner with esteemed organizations to shape a new generation of health care professionals and researchers. Our work connects underserved communities with talented, passionate medical professionals who can make a difference today and tomorrow.

Meet Aetna Foundation scholars

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