Aetna is pleased to celebrate African American men and women whose life work has guided them to transform their communities from the ground up, and in many cases, quite literally.

Communities can thrive when neighbors understand the problems and become part of the solutions. The groundwork is now being laid across the country, and sustainability is beginning to take root.

In each month, you will discover the positive impact 12 passionate and motivated individuals are making in their urban neighborhoods. We have included a relevant sustainable fact on each month. You can also read each individuals’ response to Aetna’s what’s your healthy?℠, a campaign that shares personal health messages.