Presentations from Past Events

GDAHC Annual Meeting - June 16th, 2017

2017 Annual Meeting Presentation
2016 Report to the Community
For a hardcopy of the 2016 Report to the Community, please contact Devon Parrott at

2nd Annual Opioid Abuse and Heroin Overdose Solutions Summit - May 11th, 2017

Full Summit Presentation
Cynthia Arfken, PhD - Setting the Stage
Debra A. Pinals, MD - Substance Use Disorders: A Path Forward for Michigan
Dr. Chad Brummett & Dr. Jennifer Waljee, Michigan-OPEN - The Opioid Epidemic: What is the Role of Acute Pain Prescribing?
Grenae Dudley, PhD - If Your Name's Not on the Bottle
Cathy Callagher, DEA - Combating the Supply

Coffee & Controversy - October 19, 2016

Coffee & Controversy: The Intersection of Transit & Health: What You Need to Know this November
In a continuation of our Coffee & Controversy series, GDAHC explores how the November 8, 2016 RTA millage vote will impact healthcare, its delivery, healthcare jobs, as well as wallets and waistlines in southeastern Michigan. Panel includes Eric Barnaby, VP of Strategy, St. John Providence; Melissa Roy, Executive Director, Advancing Macomb; Sonya Mays, President & CEO, Develop Detroit and RTA Board Member, Wayne County Representative.

Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Overdose Summit - February 10, 2016

Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FASAM, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Michigan Healthy Professionals Recovery Program, Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine. Video embedded below.

"Wayne County Impact" - Grenae Dudley, PhD, The Youth Connection (31 mins)

Abraham L. Azzam, Executive Director, Michigan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Office of National Drug Control Policy. Video embedded below.

Additional videos:
"Welcome & This is an Epidemic" – Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley
"Why This Matters (Gaps in Care)" - Corey Waller, M.D.
Panel Discussion - Opportunity for Partnership
"Where Do We Go From Here?" - Kate Kohn-Parrott & Tom Watkins

GDAHC Annual Meeting - 2015

President's Report, GDAHC Annual Meeting - June 12, 2015

2015 Population Health Forum - Health in All Policies

Presentations by Keynote Speaker Jonathan Heller, GDAHC President and CEO Kate Kohn-Parrott, and State Representative Rashida Tlaib