The Georgia Health Literacy Consortium (GAHLC) began as the Emory Health literacy work group, a collaborative discussion group with the common interest of health literacy. Originally, the group was limited to those at Emory University. The group met quarterly to identify areas for collaboration and faculty of other academic institutions, and members of private and community-based organizations were invited to join the discussion, including the Atlanta Public Library system. The group inspired several collaborations, as it served as a venue for individuals to meet based on a common interest. Since then, the group has hosted several meetings for the people to present their research. In addition, the GAHLC writes letters of support for various members’ grants; if a member is granted funding, the workgroup provides additional support as it can. Currently the work group includes academic researchers at Emory University, University of Georgia, members of the state adult education system, government representatives, and nonprofit organizations like Healthcare GA Foundation.