Thunder Bay Staff Recognized as Hometown Health Hero with Honorable Mention | Local News, Sports, Employment

Dan Oliver, the Recovery and Addiction Services coordinator at Thunder Bay Community Health Service, has been recognized as an honorable mention for the Hometown Health Hero award by the Michigan Public Health Week Partnership. This recognition is a testament to his dedication to advancing access to recovery and addiction services in northern Michigan communities.

Oliver was nominated for his efforts to improve access to these services and reduce stigma surrounding substance use disorders. His work aligns with Thunder Bay Community Health Service’s vision of being a community partner for well-being, and through his leadership and collaboration, he has helped to address the needs of individuals struggling with substance use disorders.

Dr. Richard Bates, the CEO of Thunder Bay Community Health Service, praised Oliver for his leadership and collaboration with other agencies to increase access to necessary services. He highlighted the importance of these services in our communities and their role in improving health and well-being.

The Hometown Health Hero award is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving community health. Oliver’s recognition demonstrates his commitment to advancing access to recovery and addiction services in the region, which is a crucial step towards reducing stigma surrounding these issues.

By Samantha Johnson

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