October 1, 2018 – LiveConnections announced today that it is a finalist in Aetna’s Voices of Health campaign. Online voting is under way at www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com. The voting period runs from October 1st through November 9th for 63 nominated non-profit organizations across six states that are working to improve health and well-being in their communities. Aetna will award $20,000 to the groups that receive the most online votes and $10,000 to the second-place finishers in Atlanta, Columbus, Houston, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, South Florida and among four counties in California. In total, 14 winners will vie for $210,000 in grants.
The organizations selected to participate in this year’s Voices of Health promote health by addressing a wide range of community issues such as childhood obesity, access to affordable prescriptions and healthcare, HIV/AIDS prevention and services and helping homeless families become more self-sufficient, just to name a few. While the Voices of Health is a competition, the program aims to help facilitate a network for the local non-profits in each community to leverage each other’s services, allowing for more holistic access to a variety of services available to those who need them.
Campaigning for Votes The “Aetna Voices of Health” website will feature a one-minute video from each organization describing how the prize money would help them further their mission. Groups will be reaching out for votes in a number of different ways, including sharing their videos through social media and other communication channels.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.; Esperanza; LGBT Elder Initiative; LiveConnections; MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Alliance); Pennsylvania Care Health and Wellness (Jenkintown, PA); Project HOME; SEAMAAC Inc.; Special People of the Northeast (SPIN, Inc.); and The Food Trust.