Southeast Michigan Hospital Collaborative

Formed in 2017, the Southeast Michigan Hospital Collaborative (SEMI-HC) is an integrated, collaborative approach to reduce diabetes in the region. The SEMI-HC focuses on preventing diabetes through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), which supports those with prediabetes in making healthy lifestyle changes to reverse their prediabetes and prevent type 2 Diabetes. The Collaborative demonstrates that using a collective impact model is the best way to approach any problem or issue - GDAHC is well-versed in this area! The work of the Collaborative will initially focus on six Detroit-area zip codes. These zip codes were identified as being areas of critical need due to the level of inequities in health outcomes and the high occurrence of chronic disease.

Collaborative Members

  • Ascension Southeast Michigan
  • Beaumont Health
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

DPP Coach Training

Interested in becoming a DPP coach? Ascension is hosting a two-day training session May 13 and 14. Registration is required by May 9. Contact Sally Sterr at to register. Please see the program flier for more information.

Key Documents

For more information regarding DPP or current DPP classes, please contact the Southeast Michigan Diabetes Prevention Resource Center at
or by emailing