In 2019, Cigna launched Healthier Kids For Our Future, a five-year, $25 million initiative to improve the health and well-being of children around the world—with an initial focus on food insecurity—in recognition that regular access to nutritious and sufficient food is the starting point for a healthier, more productive life. In 2020, we are expanding the initiative to include good health and well-being with a focus on mental health.
Good health and well-being has many dimensions, though at its core, it reflects the whole person—physically and mentally.
The reality is:
Our goal is to supplement existing mental health programming, and help close gaps both within and outside the school environment to address loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. We will fund programs that foster collaboration between stakeholders including school administrators and teachers, clinicians, and local and national nonprofits to address mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children.
Partners are encouraged to leverage one or more of the following evidence-based programs:
We recognize this is a tremendous undertaking. Together, we will continue to make a difference for children everywhere.
Please note: Applications should be submitted no later than September 30, 2020 by 5 p.m. EST.