The Public Health Leadership Academy kicked off its first session on March 18-20 in Athens. The sessions were held at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development with an opening night reception at the College of Public Health. Multi-sector teams from five communities will spend the next nine months learning how to use a collaborative impact approach to build a culture of health in their home regions. The 19 participants include representatives from public health, banking, youth development, education, and more. Louise Hill and Carolina Darbisi serve as co-leads from Fanning for the program. Fanning faculty Maritza Soto Keen and Janet Rechtman also facilitated the first session.