Building Healthier Communities Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Block by Block

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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.

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'All in for Florida' Program Works to Intervene in Emergency Rooms in Opioid Overdose Cases
The opioid crisis is one of the most serious threats to public health in America since the crack/cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, there were 2,252 deaths associated with cocaine in 1988, while the CDC has estimated that around 66 percent of the more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid. Florida, one of the hardest hit...
Nov 12, 2018 8:35 AM ET
The Future of Education Is More About Learning, Less About Teaching
Students sitting at desks in neat rows facing the front of the room. Teachers writing on a chalkboard, delivering information to be memorized and later recalled on tests. Bells that signal it’s time to change classrooms. What most consider “typical” school design has its roots in the Industrial Age when factory and assembly line workers were in high demand. But this one-size-fits...
Nov 2, 2018 11:30 AM ET
Taking a Bite Out of Student Loan Debt
To get a good job and earn a good salary: stay in school, go to college, and get a degree. So goes the conventional wisdom, and the research bears this out. Countless studies have shown that individuals with college degrees will earn more money over the course of their careers than those without a degree. But the numbers also show that for many, the degree comes with a mountain of...
Jul 30, 2018 9:35 AM ET
Finding America’s Healthiest Communities
There has been a lot of discussion in recent years over what makes a healthy community. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals highlights a few of the basic components: eradication of poverty and hunger; access to quality education and infrastructure...
Jul 13, 2018 8:05 AM ET