GDAHC Events

Coffee & Controversy: Autism in the Community: Training, Employment, and Safety

Join the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) and Health Management 'Systems of America (HMSA) for a review of Autism in the Community. Joined by the Autism Alliance of Michigan, the Judson Center, and Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), we will explore opportunities for organizations to welcome individuals on the autism spectrum into their workplaces, discuss the roll safety personnel have in community interactions, and the developing field of Certified Behavior Analyst.

Event Topics:

  • Autism in Review: Where are we now? How has diagnosis changed, and what assistance is available for children with autism transitioning into adults?
  • The need for Board Certified Behavioral Analysts and technicians has increased as has the rise in diagnoses. How has this field changed over the years, and where is it going?
  • How does awareness in the public need to evolve to become more inclusive, and what is the role of safety personnel in the equation?

An additional panel discussion titled Transitioning into the Workforce will also take place.

For more information, please view our event flyer. To register, please visit our Eventbrite.

Wednesday, April 26th
Health Management Systems of America
601 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
8 AM to 12 PM
GDAHC Members: $35
Future GDAHC Members: $40
Online Presentation: $40
Registration includes lunch. Continuing education credits are available.

Michigan Health Policy Forum

Health Policy: A Review of the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

Join GDAHC as we host a webcast of the upcoming Michigan Health Policy Forum (MHPF) conversation on May 1st. A keynote speaker and panel, put together by MHPF, will discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, the withdrawl of the American Health Care Act, and the renewed energy surrounding a single-payer approach. For more information and to view an agenda, please click here. Registration is required. To do so, please contact Cindy Jacques at

Monday, May 1st
1 PM to 4 PM
30200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 105, Binghamfarms, MI 48025

2nd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit

The 2nd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit is hosted in collaboration with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority on Thursday, May 11th at Burton Manor in Livonia. For more information, please visit our event page or contact Nicki Gabel at or 248-282-6911. Tickets and select sponsorship oppourtunities may be purchased by visiting our Eventbrite, or by contacting Nicki.