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.

In order to tackle this, the Foundation has prioritised three objectives:

  • To support vulnerable young people
  • To promote health and well-being
  • To promote synergies

In 2019, more than 57,000 young people benefited from the actions of the CNP Assurances Foundation.

Actions to promote staying in school

Cours de cuisine pour élèves

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

Deux étudiants dans un caddy

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

Trois adolescentes sur un vélo

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

Quatre adolescents lisant des livres

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

Deux étudiants discutants dans un espace de co-working

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.

To learn more about the Foundation, download the latest activity report