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Join HealthForward and become part of a growing number of professionals and thought leaders working to make an impact in the health care sector. By joining, you will have the exclusive opportunity to participate and collaborate on various health care programs, events and projects. It is a great opportunity to interact and share ideas with your health care peers.

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What is HealthForward?

HealthForward is a Detroit Regional Chamber initiative comprised of employers, stakeholders and health professionals who work together to move Detroit forward through better health and health care. By creating a healthier more competitive region, HealthForward directly supports the Chamber’s Forward Detroit strategy as it works to drive economic development and help the region achieve long-term prosperity.

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Creating an Elite Health City for the New Health Care Economy

HealthForward is a key initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Forward Detroit strategy focused on creating a more competitive region by driving a healthier community and developing the region as a major hub for health innovation.

People are the center of health. HealthForward aims to use the Detroit region’s unique transition moment as an opportunity to reshape communities by designing a healthier, more compelling and more productive environment to live, work and play.

The Detroit region is fortunate to have a superior health care innovation base, including several nationally recognized hospitals, world renowned universities, research centers and medical schools as well as a dynamic purchaser community along with a vibrant cross-border collaboration with Canada. HealthForward aims to leverage these assets along with a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem to drive health innovation for the new health care economy.

HealthForward is focused on making certain Detroit is at the forefront as health care changes and people change the way they engage in health.

HealthForward Pillars

  • Health Innovation
    Leading the Way to the New Health Care Economy
  • Healthy Community
    Improving Workforce Health and Regional Competitiveness
  • Cost and Access
    Focused on Health Care Value