Synergy is a word that is often bandied about, but little understood. The broad idea that by pairing a few components together it is possible to receive great benefit from minimal effort is enticing. This session seeks, through an evaluative eye, to shed light on cooperative efforts and their much sought after, but often elusive, synergistic effects. To do so, an exemplar containing both internal and external partners will be presented. Coordinated School Health, the example, is a Federal initiative which is of interest as it is set in the public school domain, yet brings together, among others, the medical and mental health disciplines. It is hoped that a lively discussion will ensue.