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Aetna Better Health of Kansas grant supports fully accessible splash pad for southeast Kansas kids

June 27, 2023 |2 minute read time

Father holding two daughters enjoying splash pad

TOPEKA, Kan., June 27, 2023 – Aetna Better Health of Kansas, a CVS Health® company, announced that it provided a community investment to support the opening of the first and only fully accessible community park in Fort Scott. The southeast Kansas area will be home to the new, all-inclusive splash pad and sensory park beginning this summer.

The 50x50 foot splash pad and sensory park on the west side of Skubitz Plaza, off North National Avenue in Bourbon County, is anticipated to open in July 2023. The park is designed to be easily accessed, with no physical barriers to kids and caregivers enjoying the park. The park features zero-depth water elements and sensory components that encourage cognitive development, imagination, teamwork and learning.

“There is a real need for local resources that bring members of our community together and support their health and wellbeing,” said Jane Brown, Aetna Better Health of Kansas CEO. “Our donation backs up all the community support that brought this park to life. This project will provide sensory stimulation and social development for Kansas kids of all abilities.”

Aetna Better Health of Kansas has been providing quality care to Medicaid enrollees in the state since 2019. The health plan serves more than 130,000 enrollees across the state through the KanCare Medicaid managed care program.

Since 2021, Aetna Better Health of Kansas donated more than $330,000 to various community-based organizations across the state to positively impact population health and provide under-resourced individuals and families with more options to access quality health care.

About Aetna Medicaid

Aetna Medicaid Administrators LLC (Aetna Medicaid), a CVS Health company, has more than 30 years of experience managing the care of under-resourced populations, using innovative approaches and a local presence in each market to achieve both successful health care results and effective cost outcomes. Aetna Medicaid has expertise serving high-need Medicaid members, including those who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Currently, Aetna Medicaid owns and/or administers Medicaid managed health care plans under the names of Aetna Better Health and other affiliate names. Together, these plans serve members in 16 states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit

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