Left to Right: Marcie Mir, El Centro CEO and Mike Koehler, Market President for Cigna in South Texas

Through El Centro’s partnership with The Cigna Foundation and $100,000 World of Difference grant, El Centro will offer pre-natal classes for low-income women to provide health education and to prevent illness and disease. “Together, El Centro and Cigna will help women in the East End community navigate the health system and lead healthier lives,” said David Figliuzzi, executive director of the Cigna Foundation.

“El Centro de Corazon is appreciative of the opportunity to partner with Cigna to address the healthcare needs of women in Houston's East End. Cigna's commitment to support El Centro & Women & Health Program indicates its recognition of the benefit to deliver high quality healthcare in the community to improve maternal and child health outcomes,” said Marcie Mir, CEO for El Centro de Corazón.

About the Cigna Foundation 
The Cigna Foundation, founded in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) 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.  To learn more about the partnership with El Centro please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v08xT0e7xzs to view Cigna Foundation's video.