The environment in which we are born, grow up and then develop has a considerable impact on our health. Inequalities are created from childhood, emerge or are exacerbated in adolescence, and increase in adulthood depending on economic and social conditions, lifestyle or access to rights and healthcare. These decisive elements act on the health condition and life paths of us all.
Fondation CNP Assurances seeks to prevent risks in order to reduce social inequalities in health, according to three principles of action:
- Spark innovative health, education and community-building solutions that are effective in protecting people and society over the long term
- Build together with our partners risk prevention initiatives and health and well-being
- Involve employees and support their engagement projects
In 2020, more than 60,000 young people benefited from the actions of the CNP Assurances Foundation.
Actions to promote staying in school
The Foundation, a member of the Alliance pour l’Education-United Way, is committed to combating dropping out of school via the Défi Jeunesse programme, which aims to create the conditions for a chosen professional future for young people from priority regions and to bring together business and schools. The programme applies to 32 lower secondary schools in the Priority Education Network. It is currently being rolled out at higher secondary school (lycée) level. The Foundation co-created the Well-being/Health component of the Défi Jeunesse programme, proposing activities around relaxation, yoga, theatre, public speaking and community.
Reducing student deprivation and unhappiness
The Foundation’s partnership with the Fédération des Associations Générales Étudiantes (National federation of student associations - FAGE) aims to reduce student deprivation and unhappiness through two measures: the creation of a network of “AGORAé” socially-responsible grocery stores, enabling them to access healthy food at low prices and the “prevention of student unhappiness” programme through a range of actions undertaken on campuses and within the AGORAé stores, such as workshops to promote mental health and prevent psychosocial risks, actions to reduce risks relating to addictions, etc.
Promoting health and the prevention of high-risk behaviour
The Foundation and Unis-Cité co-created the first national education programme on health and the prevention of high-risk behaviour based on a positive peer-to-peer approach: young people engaged in civic service relay information to and raise awareness of health issues among other young people.
During its board of directors on December 9, 2020, the Foundation decided to support Unis-Cité for the 5th year.
Health education in priority areas
With its partner Bibliothèques Sans Frontières, the Foundation has developed the Ideas Box concept (roaming multimedia library) by co-creating the “Health Ideas Box” dedicated to preventative healthcare for young people.
The Health Ideas Box is deployed in the heart of the priority neighbourhoods of towns and rural areas, and offers health resources on all supports (games, books, digital content) and forms of activity (drawings, blog, theatre) for young people and their families.
During its board of directors on December 9, 2020, the Foundation decided to support Bibliothèques Sans Frontières for the 5th year.
A helping hand for young talents in healthcare
The Foundation partners Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet pour la Vocation, which helps deserving young people fulfil their professional calling by awarding them a grant. Every year, the Vocation Prize enables these young people to complete their studies or start their working life. Within this framework, the Foundation supports young people training for medical and paramedical professions.