Building Healthier Communities

Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Block by Block

It can often seem difficult for companies with broad national supply chains to engage with every community in which they operate. But it is possible! To establish a genuine connection, it’s best to focus on an issue that aligns with your company’s values. For the Aetna Foundation, that means crafting localized programs to promote healthier communities.

In this four-part mini-series, we’ll unpack how large firms can get down to the grassroots level when it comes to engaging communities around health and wellness. From traditional corporate philanthropy to public-private partnerships, your company may have more options than you may think.

How Big Data Can Get At-Risk Kids the Services They Need

The School Based Health Alliance, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation, harnesses big data to help local school districts and healthcare providers deliver…

Engaging Employees Around Community Action

We asked a nonprofit focused on voluntary service, a leader in pro bono and skills-based volunteering, and a forward-looking company how to get…

Microgrants Make Big Impacts for Local Communities

Grant-making programs let companies and foundations reach out to their communities and make a difference. But creating a resilient grant program takes work.…

Aetna Foundation Leverages Philanthropic Investment to Build Healthier Communities

What's the secret to improving public health at the local level? We speak with Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, to…