GDAHC Events

Opioids in the Workplace

GDAHC and the Tri-Community Coalition are hosting an informal Lunch & Learn opportunity accompanied by area experts who will share information about the current opioid crisis and how employers can help employees and their families. In addition to the event topics, you will learn how to recognize if a person is suffering from Opioid Use Disorder and how all community members can help to diminish this growing trend through education and proper disposal of medicine. Register here!

Event Topics:

  • How the opioid crisis has managed to reach epidemic levels
  • What new legislation will do to help and how it affects you
  • How we can end the stigma around addiction by opening up the discussion around mental health
  • How employers can help and utilize their Employee Assistant Program (EAPs)
  • Community-wide changes and available resources

Special Guest Speakers:
Rony Foumia, Pharmacist
Commissioner, Helaine Zack, Oakland COunty, District 18
Trisha Zizumbo, MSA, CHES, Public Health Education Supervisor, Oakland County Health Division

Thursday, April 12
11 AM to 1 PM
Huntington Woods Library
26415 Scotia, Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Register here!

3rd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit

The opioid epidemic continues to plague our communities, but great efforts have been made to address prevention and treatment of drug abuse, as well as change the attitudes and stigma surrounding it. After the amazing success of last year's sold out event, GDAHC and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority will be hosting the 3rd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit at Burton. This year's theme is "Learning Together to Change Outcomes," as families, employers, local communities, schools, law enforcement, and health providers all have a stake in wellness and in helping our community members get and stay healthy. At the event, we will dive into new policies, programs, and institutions that have been developed to change how we tackle this widespread disease. More details, such as speakers, are to follow!! Register Here! To view and download an event flier, please click here.

Last year's event was SOLD OUT, therefore we strongly encourage early registration! Registration includes meals and 5.5 MCBAP approved specific education credit hours awarded by DWMHA. The cost is $40 for GDAHC and DWMHA Provider Network members and $65 for non-members. Table and booth sponsorships are also available! A detailed list of available sponsorship packages can be viewed here. Please contact Nicki Gabel at or 248-282-6911 for more information or to become a sponsor.

Wednesday, May 23
7:30 AM to 4 PM
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150
$40 for GDAHC & DWMHA members
$65 for non-members
Register Here

Annual Meeting

This year's Annual Meeting will be on Thursday, June 14 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit. Please check back for more info!

Thursday, June 14
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Federal Reserve Bank
1600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48207