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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Through our Cigna Connects platform, we aim to connect and align our activities with the goals and targets set forth in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global plan for action for the next decade with 17 goals and 169 targets.

Among all SDGs, Goal 3–focusing on “ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being”–provides the greatest opportunity for Cigna to contribute specific industry expertise and resources to drive meaningful progress. We are also focused on opportunities to support other SDGs that are relevant to our business and where we are best positioned to make unique contributions:

GoalTopicPrograms, Actions and Investments

Healthier Kids for Our Future Initiative

Employee Volunteerism and Giving

Cigna Foundation and World of Difference Grants


  • Blessings in a Backpack—Providing U.S. school children with weekend nutrition
Health and Well-Being

Building A Sustainable Health Care System

Go. Know. Take Control® Campaign

Health Improvement Tour

Opioids and Mental Health

Cigna Foundation and World of Difference and Healthier Communities Grants


  • Bright Star Community Outreach—Create trauma helpline to address the devastating effects of trauma and violence in Chicago’s Bronzeville Community


  • The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, Inc.—Implementing Youth Mental Health First Aid in the Greater Hartford Area


  • La Clinica del Pueblo—Funding a peer-based obesity, diabetes, and cardio-vascular prevention program for low-income, immigrant Latinos


  • Appalachian Miles for Smiles—Providing basic dental care and eye examinations at no cost to the uninsured and underserved residents of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
  • Siloam Health—Targeting the faith congregations of Bhutanese, Burmese, Egyptian, and Hispanic communities in Nashville, Tennessee, to provide them with part-time community health workers
  • East Tennessee Children’s Hospital—Supporting prenatal opioid-exposed infants via care coordination service and outpatient clinic, addressing the medical, developmental, and emotional needs during the first five years of the child’s life
  • Memphis Fire Department—Assisting to expand a pilot mobile van program responding to non-emergency calls


  • Mount Sinai—Supporting an adolescent peer education intervention to prevent diabetes


  • Peer Health Exchange—Empowering young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions
  • Shatterproof—Removing the stigma associated with substance abuse

North Texas

  • Vickery Meadows Clinic—Navigating immigrant and refugees residents of the Vickery Meadows apartment complex in Dallas, Texas, to clinical services at the local clinic
  • Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic—Educating Hispanic pediatric asthmatic patients and their families to take control of their disease

Partnership with Achilles International

Gender Equality

Diversity and Inclusion

Supplier Diversity and Mentoring Program

Cigna Foundation and World of Difference Grants


  • Girls on the Run—Helping girls pursue their dreams through interactive games and running


  • Rush University Medical Center—Partnering with African-American women to adopt healthier habits that contribute to active and healthy lifestyles

South Florida

  • University of Miami—Providing resources to Haitian women to reducing the higher incident of cervical cancer in the Little Haiti Neighborhood of Miami
Inclusive Growth

Human Rights Statement

Supplier Code of Ethics

Reduced Inequalities

Health Equity Council

Cigna Foundation and World of Difference and Healthier Communities Grants


  • Health Advocates In-Reach and Research (HAIR) from the University of Maryland's School of Public Health's Center for Health Equity— Training barbers and beauticians on how to educate their clientele about colorectal cancer and the importance of getting preventive screenings
  • MedStar Washington Hospital—Offering free colon cancer testing kits to African-American residents of Washington DC

South Florida

  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County—Reducing low birth weight babies among African American mothers


  • New York Botanical Garden —Advancing research focused on the use of herbal remedies by Caribbean and Latino population in New York City


  • Novant Health—Lowering the incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes through a 12-week program


  • St. Vincent Healthcare—Providing programming to reduce and identify health disparities focusing on improving health among American Indian patients

North Florida

  • Hispanic Services Council—Creating opportunities for Hispanics to take control of their health and the health of their community


  • Lurie’s Children Hospital—Providing comprehensive healthcare to at-risk youth


  • St Louis Children’s Hospital—Disseminating its mobile van providing comprehensive asthma management and education while guiding families through complex health and social service systems

Southern California

  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County—Designing a groundbreaking mental health initiative to create a more effective system of mental health care for children, teens, and young adults in Orange County, California


  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America—Offering free and confidential support to veterans and family members by identifying transitional challenges and obtaining the resources necessary to meet their goals
  • March of Dimes—Supporting an innovative model of group prenatal care to improve health outcomes
  • USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work—Tailored support for veterans pursuing an MSW
Climate Action

Sustainability Performance Plan

Community Resilience

You can learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals here.

Disclaimer: The report covers calendar year 2018 and unless otherwise noted, excludes the combination with Express Scripts, which closed on December 20, 2018.