Improving Health and Vitality

This is health for the greater good.

Every day, The Cigna Group℠ finds new ways to enhance health care as a whole. Our expertise, insights, innovations, and partnerships help us lead the way so we can improve the vitality of every individual in every community.


Our findings on vitality–the capacity to pursue life with health, strength, and energy–show that it’s critical to recognize that our overall health and well-being is dynamic and multi-dimensional.


Vitality Video

The pandemic illuminated the importance of health and well-being like never before. At The Cigna Group, we believe living and working with vitality can help us come back stronger, happier, and healthier. (Length 00:00:30)

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The State of Vitality in the U.S.

Together with psychologist Dr. Richard Ryan, the world’s foremost authority on the science of vitality, we developed a scientifically validated, proprietary measure of whole-person health and surveyed more than 10,000 adults across the U.S.–the largest study ever done on vitality and health.

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Vitality as a Next Generation Health Measure

The Cigna Group Foundation prioritizes investing in organizations and entities that support the vitality of local communities. To begin, The Cigna Group Foundation will partner with YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and contribute $1 million to support three years of vitality programming at YMCAs in Houston, Memphis, Nashville, Phoenix, and St. Louis.

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Vitality Survey and Resources

We invite you to take our short survey on vitality. Based on the results, we'll share tips and resources so you can craft your personal vitality journey to improve your health and well-being.

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Health Equity

By working with employers, local health systems, policymakers, and communities, we’re investing in solutions that promote health literacy, inclusivity, and economic, environmental, and social support systems to make a meaningful and lasting impact on health equity.

At The Cigna Group, we strive to ensure that all people–not just customers, but all people–have the opportunity to achieve their full health potential, regardless of socioeconomic status, regardless of environmental circumstances.
Dr. Neema Stephens National Medical Director for Health Equity, The Cigna Group

Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Wellness begins with where we live, work, learn, and play. Addressing environmental factors, socioeconomic status, education, and neighborhood attributes, known as SDOH, plays a critical role in achieving optimal health, wellness, and vitality.

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Spotlight on the Community

Improving access to quality care and engagement, especially for women in underserved communities, is key to reducing health disparities and mortality rates.

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Recognizing Excellence

Read more about three Health Equity Action Award winners and how their programs are bringing health equity to life in the communities they serve.

Meet the winners


Vital work by The Cigna Group on resilience and the ability to recover from challenges drives ongoing efforts to increase resilience post-pandemic and beyond.

Resilience Index [PDF]

This in-depth report is the largest U.S. survey of resilience1 and examines the ability of students, their parents, and working adults to recover from challenges.

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Youth and Parent Report [PDF]

Our study shows that although children start off as highly resilient, they experience a sharp decline in resilience through their early pre-teen years (11-13) that continues through age 23.

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Workplace Report [PDF]

Resilience levels decline from full-time to part-time to furloughed to laid-off workers, but nearly two-thirds of full-time workers are at risk of not being able to overcome challenges.

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Loneliness in America

The Cigna Group's groundbreaking research discovered that loneliness is fueling the mental health crisis in this country.

Loneliness Research

The Cigna Group conducted a large national online survey of more than 10,000 U.S. adults to explore the key determinants of loneliness and why levels are growing.

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Addressing Loneliness in the Workplace

Loneliness has an impact on business performance, costing employers an estimated $154 billion annually in stress-related absenteeism alone. Here are five factors The Cigna Group has identified to help mitigate feelings of loneliness among workers.

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Commitment to Whole-Person Health

Our behavioral health resources and tools can help health care providers better support patients in the body and mind connection.

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