GDAHC Events

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. For more information, please visit our Opioid Summit page for more event information.

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

Annual Meeting

GDAHC invites you to participate in our Annual Board & Membership Meeting on June 14th! Our Annual Meeting is an outstanding opportunity to connect with members and future members to engage in common goals and ignite a better future for our community. Over the course of the past year, GDAHC has been involved in a variety of programs and initiatives to explore new opportunities to create change in health care. We hope you can join us as we share our direction and goals for the upcoming year. If you are not currently a GDAHC member, we invite you to hear about the work of our organization and network with health care stakeholders from across southeastern Michigan. Register here!

This year's keynote speaker is Josh Rosenthal, PhD, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer or RowdMap, Inc. Josh will be given a talk titled "Value Investing: The Social and Public Impact of High-Value Health Care". Every year, the average American household spends $4,200 on health care that does not make them better. Thirty cents of every dollar spent on health care is wasted. This presentation addresses the impact of perverse economic incentives in healthcare delivery on citizens and employees, employers, and civic governments. It also explores innovative responses across the health care delivery system from health plans, hospitals, physicians and the federal government as actors within local ecosystems take value-investing approaches to not only bend the healthcare spend trend, but to deliver affordable care.

Thursday, June 14
7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Federal Reserve Bank
1600 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
A delicious buffet breakfast will be served. Registration for current GDAHC members is Free. Future GDAHC members are $25 each. You may register here.