Childhaven Receives Grant From Cigna Foundation

5 August 2019, 08:37 AM PT

Cigna Foundation Grant to Childhaven Promotes Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care for Children Ages Zero to Five

The Cigna Foundation has granted $50,000 to Childhaven to promote the integration of primary and behavioral health care for children ages zero to five. The funding will enable Childhaven to implement a screening tool with Bright Steps and Swedish Pediatrics to identify and refer young children who may need mental and behavioral health care due to trauma and other factors. The Cigna Foundation grant also supports a “family navigator” who works with families and their pediatricians to assess progress and determine next steps.

Childhaven CEO Jon Botten, Program Director Megan Beers and Director of Philanthropy Kristi Nelson meet with Ryan Kocher, President of Cigna’s Pacific Northwest market and Dr. John Sobeck, Medical Director of Cigna’s Pacific Northwest market to discuss the $50,000 grant from the Cigna Foundation to Childhaven.

About Cigna:

Cigna Corporation is a global health service company that helps people improve their health, well-being and peace of mind. Through its operating subsidiaries it offers integrated health benefits and services, including medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision and supplemental benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Its Pacific Northwest regional office is located in Seattle.

About the Cigna Foundation:

The Cigna Foundation, founded in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.

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