On July 22-24, 2012, the UIC Maternal and Child Health Program will host the 5th annual UIC MCH Leadership Retreat:  Leadership, Legacy, and Community:  A Retreat to Advance MCH Scholarship and Practice.  Our focus this year is on Leading in Challenging Times:  Inspiration and Innovations.  In developing a session on Innovations in Health, Wellbeing, and Healthy Living, I was introduced to the Coalition for Community Schools by a new colleague who works with the Evansville Vandeburgh School Corporation in southern Indiana.  I was also introduced to the ‘Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships.’  I am already inspired and am looking forward to learning more about this type of work during a panel discussion at the July Retreat.