Become a Member

The Greater Detroit Area Health Council was founded and incorporated on August 14th, 1944, as the Detroit Hospital Council. Today, GDAHC is southeast Michigan's premier health care coalition. It leverages multi-sector and multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop and evaluate innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the people living and working in southeast Michigan. As a health care leader recognized nationally and regionally, GDAHC represents everyone who gets care, gives care and pays for care. Dedicated to the cost-effective allocation, management and use of health care resources, the non-profit collaborative seeks to develop strong, strategic partnerships that increase access to care, improve the value, and manage the cost of health.

GDAHC serves as a neutral convener and backbone organization to achieve collective impact on detriments to health care. A membership organization funded through dues and grant opportunities, members and partners fulfill vital initiatives to better our communities. We do all of this in accordance with our Mission, Vision & Values. Membership in GDAHC is an opportunity for your organization to join with stakeholders to actively transform health care in southeast Michigan. There are numbers benefits to being a GDAHC member:

Have a Voice in Health Care Issues

  • Participate on working committees related to increasing access to care, reducing health care disparities in our communities, improving health care quality, and decreasing the cost of care
  • Share your organization's perspective, best practices and play a leadership role in identifying opportunities, designing solutions and/or implementing programs and initiatives
  • Early consideration to partner on grant opportunities center around mutual initiatives
  • Gain access to health care information and other resources
  • Keep abreast of current regional and national health care trends and issues
  • Establish and build collaborative efforts and partnership opportunities with other health care stakeholders, including major organizations, executives, and community groups

Visibility for your Organization

  • Listing as a member on the GDAHC website and other communication medium, including the annual Report to the Community
  • Recognition during board of directors meetings
  • Consideration for editorial or speaking opportunities
  • Communication of your organization’s news and/or events in the GDAHC e-newsletters and on the website, as appropriate
  • Discounted event sponsorship opportunities

Education, Events, and Networking Opportunities

  • Free and/or discounted rates for educational sessions and conferences
  • 1 free “member pass” for a Coffee & Controversy session
  • Participate in the Annual Business Meeting and Salute! to Healthcare awards dinner
  • Attend networking events, forums, and conferences
  • Access to and/or information about free national webinars

If you are interested in becoming a member, please use our Membership Form to start the application process. Additional information on membership is available by viewing our Membership Packet and by contacting Nicki Gabel at or 248-282-6911.