America faces a serious health crisis. As more adults have become overweight, their risk of heart disease, diabetes and other serious conditions has risen. What’s more, this crisis threatens to persist for generations, as children learn and adopt unhealthy behaviors that they carry into adulthood.
This is why the Aetna Foundation supports nonprofits that emphasize nutrition and motion – two critical ingredients in improving health.
Our GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program strives to increase access to healthy foods and improve opportunities for physical activity in underserved communities by:
More families need to make healthy eating and physical activity part of daily life. That's why the Aetna Foundation works with national institutions that are building health-improvement models that can be tested and tailored for success in local communities. Such efforts include evaluating farm-to-school concepts and using technology to help people make healthier food choices and incorporate exercise into their daily lives.