The Aetna Foundation is looking to make the cellphone the centerpiece of efforts to improve public health access with a three-year, $4 million Digital Health Initiative. Earlier this month the foundation awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to 23 recipients in 13 states who are using digital tools to address public health concerns among vulnerable and minority populations.
Aetna Foundation President Garth Graham, MD, MPH, pens new Huffington Post blog on the power mobile technology can play toward addressing public health concerns, and how it can be used as tool for the indiviual to take charge of their own health.
The Aetna Foundation announced more than $1.2 million in grants to support the use of digital health technology, including mobile health or mHealth, among vulnerable and minority populations. The grants are part of a larger $4 million, three-year digital health commitment from the Aetna Foundation for the implementation and evaluation of technology innovations to help address public health concerns.
While heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for both sexes, research shows that physicians are often less aggressive in treating women, despite the fact that heart disease is more lethal for them.
Aetna Foundation president Garth Graham pens new Huffington Post blog on the importance of local, community-based programs to make fresh produce available and accessible as a successful strategy to address chronic conditions and obesity-related diseases.