The Public Health Leadership Academy just had its first PHLA participants graduate through the well balanced leadership training that spanned 9 months. With supervision from the Fanning Institute at UGA, participants worked in regional teams to 1) review current Georgia trends in public health 2) learn about the culture of health 3) identify public health challenges within their respective district and 4) apply the collective impact approach to reducing health disparities. In collaboration with other core members from family connections (Michael Powell, Jack Eatman) and Spalding Housing Authority (Regina Abbott), Dr. David Ajayi (representing D4) and the Region 4 team have successfully put together a multi-disciplinary coalition that plans to create a culture of health in District. Congratulations!