GDAHC Events

How to Reduce Overuse Through Choosing Wisely

Join GDAHC and NRHI's HealthDoers network as we discuss how the Choosing Wisely initiative is addressing the problem of overuse which has direct impacts on healthcare costs, care delivery, and patient outcomes. This understudied problem may account for 30% of healthcare spending. The time to impact unnecessary spending is now.

Panelists and participants will explore:

  • The Choosing Wisely initiative & successes to date
  • How to effectively engage stakeholders in this initiative
    • Employers
    • Providers & Care Teams
    • Consumers
  • How to leverage the Choosing Wisely tools & tactics into your engagement strategy


  • Jim Chase, Senior Advisor with the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)
  • Kelly Rand, Program Coordinator at ABIM Foundation
  • Devon Parrott, Project Coordinator, Choosing Wisely, GDAHC
  • Jennifer Wong, MPH, Project Manager, Integrated Healthcare Association

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
3 PM to 4 PM (EST), 12 PM to 1 PM (PT)
You may register at the NRHI website.

Coffee & Controversy: Medical Marijuana vs. Opioids

Current Research, Addiction, and How it is Affecting Employers

Please join us as we explore the role medical marijuana has in the treatment of pain, the advantages over opioids, current policies and how it helps or hinders medicinal advancement. In addition, while laws may be cut and dry for employers, is it for patients who rely on the benefits of cannabis to help with pain? If it were a pill prescribed by a primary care doctor, would it be treated differently? How are employers truly approaching the subject? Speakers include Daniel Clauw, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine & Psychiatry, University of Michigan; Jacqulyn G. Schulte, Esp., Jacqulyn G. Schulte, PLC; moderator Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter, Crain's Detroit Business.

Early registration is strongly encouraged as space is very limited for this event. It is $25 for current GDAHC members and $35 for Future GDAHC members. For more information, please view the event flyer. Registration is available at our Eventbrite.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
7:30 AM to 10 AM
30200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 105, Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Salute! to Healthcare

Please join GDAHC for our annual awards dinner celebrating the individuals and organizations that have dedicated their work to bettering healthcare in the region. This year's dinner will be held at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit, MI, on Thursday, November 2nd. We are currently accepting nominations for the awards given at Salute!. Information regarding sponsorship opportunities is available on our dedicated Salute! page. We strongly encourage early registration. Tickets are now available at on our Eventbrite.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
The Atheneum Suite Hotel
1000 Brush St., Detroit, MI, 48226
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM