Heathcare Leadership Program
About the Program
The Aetna Foundation/NMF Healthcare Leadership Program addresses the severe national shortage of physician-leaders who are committed to the health of underserved communities. The overall goal is to recognize the promise of minority students who have demonstrated leadership in medicine at an early stage in their professional careers as identified by their medical schools. Scholarship recipients are acknowledged by Aetna Foundation through the awarding of these scholarship funds and showcased at NMF special events.
Aetna has a long tradition of giving and community support that crystallized in 1972, when the Aetna Foundation was established. Over the years, we have strengthened disease prevention programs, helped revitalize neighborhoods, supported the arts, provided aid to those in need, and listened to the diverse voices that shape our nation. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed $394 million in grants and sponsorships.
Today, as we work to improve the health status and quality of care of the individual and community, we focus our efforts on opportunities that lead to meaningful improvements in health and the health care system.