Presentations from Past Events

Here you will find a collection of select presentations from recent GDAHC events. We believe that sharing these presentations is just one of the ways that we can help increase their impact and develop innovative strategies to implement change. The sharing of information is critical to the health care sector and necessary in order to continue to grow as a region, state, and nation.

Affordability Summit - October 18th, 2018

Full Summit Presentation
First Do No Harm: Tackling Waste in Health Care - Washington Health Alliance
Health Care Cost Transparency in Minnesota - MN Community Measurement

GDAHC Annual Meeting - June 16th, 2017

President's Report
Report to the Community

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 Brummer & 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 Gallagher, DEA - Combating the Supply

Coffee & Controversy - October 19th, 2016

The Intersection of Transit & Health: What You Need to Know this November
In a continuation of our Coffee & Controversy series, GDAHC explored how the November 8th, 2016 RTA millage vote would have impacted health care, its delivery, health care jobs, as well as wallets and waistlines in southeastern Michigan. Panel included 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 10th, 2016

Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FASAM - Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT): Yes or No?
Abraham L. Azzam, Executive Director, Michigan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area - From the Source to the Street: Michigan Law Enforcement & Prosecution Strategies: Combating Upper Tier Drug Trafficking


Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley - Welcome & This is an Epidemic
Corey Waller, MD - Why This Matters (Gaps in Care)
Opportunity for Partnership Panel Discussion
Kate Kohn-Parrott & Tom Watkins - Where Do We Go From Here?

GDAHC Annual Meeting - June 12th, 2015

President's Report

Population Health Forum - Health in All Policies - March 2nd, 2015

All Keynote Presentations
Includes Jonathan Heller, GDAHC President & CEO, Kate Kohn-Parrott, and state representative Rashida Tlaib.