ARCHI was formed in 2011 by individuals and organizations committed to upstream, cross-sector work that includes many disciplines under one umbrella working collectively to create and sustain a healthy population, which in turn will help drive a vibrant economy in Atlanta. Since ARCHI’s inception the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University, and the United Way of Greater Atlanta have led the work as a trio, governed by a collaborative agreement. A volunteer steering committee began meeting to provide guidance, oversight, and ongoing financial support. The first partner breakfast was held in July of 2012.