GDAHC Events

2018 SEMPQIC Conference

Please join us and the Southeast Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Coalition as we host SEMPQIC's annual conference. This year's conference will address the impacts of the social determinants of health on the quality of care infants and mothers receive in the clinical setting and in the community. Register Here! As always, the conference is free and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration is required!

Conference Objectives

  • Understand the impact of social determinants of health, including racism, on the quality of care for women and families
  • Identify quality improvement opportunities to integrate community resources or referrals into existing perinatal services in Region 10 (Southeast Michigan)
  • Learn of current research and data trends related to health care disparities that impact perinatal health and promote networking for impact

Conference Sessions
Health Baby at Home Project Updated & Direction
Health Systems Interventions to Reduce Infant Mortality
Community Conversation on Home Visiting Programs
Update on MIHIP 2019-2022
Social Determinants, Racism, and Quality of Care
Interactive Session on Implicit Bias

This year we are also offering vendor booths and opportunities to present poster boards. Vendor booths are available and include a table to exhibit materials and products to conference participants. Typically, conference participants include healthcare professionals, home visiting agencies, and community members. Vendor booths are ideal for organizations looking to market products and resources specific to the needs of these organizations and that advance the health of women and children. Vendor booths are limited to a total of 10. Presentation of a poster boards is free and offers organizations and/or individuals the ability to present relevant research and/or resources to conference participants. Unlike vendor booths, poster boards do not include a table. Poster boards are limited to a total of 10. To reserve a vendor booth or space to present a poster board, please contact Devon Parrott at

Wednesday, September 26
8 AM to 2 PM, continental breakfast and lunch included
Focus Hope
1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit MI 48238
Free, registration required
Register Here!

Boston SCOPE of Pain Training

Join GDAHC and the Boston University School of Medicine is offering a unique opportunity for providers to attend opioid-specific training. Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physicians assistants, dentists, and pharmacists, Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education, or SCOPE of Pain, is an in-depth training that focuses on the effective communication skills and the potential risks and benefits of opioids for managing chronic pain. The training includes the assessment of opioid misuse risk and how to manage opioid therapy including opioid tapers using patient-centered approach. As a part of this training, you will meet Mary Williams, a 42 year-old woman with painful diabetic neuropathy and chronic low back pain. Through her case you will learn how to: 1) determine the appropriateness of opioid analgesics; 2) assess for opioid misuse risk; 3) counsel patients about opioid safety; 4) competently monitor patients prescribed opioids for benefit and harm; 5) decided on continuing, modifying, or discontinuing opioid analgesics; 6) safely discontinue opioids when there is little benefit or too much risk and harm. Click here for detailed event information. Participants can earn credits for CME, CNE, ABIM MOC Part II, Risk Management and Opioid Education. Register Here. To view an event flyer, please click here.

Friday, September 28
7:30 AM to 12:30 PM, breakfast included
Regency Manor & Banquet Center
25228 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI
Register Here.

Salute! to Healthcare

Please join us on Thursday, November 8th for our annual celebration of Southeast Michigan's healthcare heroes. This year's Salute! will be a little different from past events as we will be switching things up and are asking you to join us for breakfast! This year's honorees include: Sy Gottlied Award to Paul Bridgewater, President &amp, CEO or Detroit Area Agency on Aging; Eagle Award for Visionary Leadership: Michigan-OPEN (Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network); Breakthrough Award: Hassan F. Abdallah, Co-Founder & Executive Director, SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition and Betty Priskorn, VP of Community Health & Outreach, Beaumont Health. Tickets and select sponsorships can be purchased at our Eventbrite. For information regarding additional sponsorship opportunities and event information, please visit our Salute event page or contact Nicki Gabel at

Thursday, November 8
7:30 to 10 AM
The Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124