"We will work to remove potential barriers to needed care that those injured in these horrific events may face. We are very pleased that the Aetna Foundation gift will allow us to put our services to work for those who need it most," said PAF Founder and CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis.
Patients needing assistance can call 800-532-5274 or learn more about the Disaster Support Initiative at www.patientadvocate.org.
About Patient Advocate Foundation PAF is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1996, that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability relative to their diagnosis of chronic, life threatening or debilitating disease. Patient Advocate Foundation has been consistently rated as a 4-star "exceptional" charity by Charity Navigator, the foremost independent evaluator of charities in the United States. For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation, please visit www.patientadvocate.org .About the Aetna Foundation The Aetna Foundation, Inc. is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. Since 1980, Aetna and the Aetna Foundation have contributed more than $427 million in grants and sponsorships, including $14.6 million awarded in 2012. As a national health foundation, we promote wellness, health, and access to high-quality health care for everyone. This work is enhanced by the time and commitment of Aetna employees, who have volunteered four million hours since 2003. The Aetna Foundation's current giving is focused on addressing the rising rate of adult and childhood obesity in the U.S.; promoting racial and ethnic equity in health and health care; and advancing integrated health care. For more information, visit www.aetnafoundation.org SOURCE Aetna Foundation; Patient Advocate Foundation