The Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH) is the lead agency in preventing disease, injury and disability; promoting health and well-being; and preparing for and responding to disasters from a health perspective. GA DPH will be working with the Rhode Island Parent Information Network to implement the Youth Advisory Council Model as a way to develop a Youth Advisory Council (YAC)to serve as a platform for youth voice and empowerment. GA DPH’s YAC will promote and support opportunities to engage, develop and celebrate youth leaders and will contribute to long-term efforts to address and work towards reducing health inequities.