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

Thunder Bay Community Health Service’s Recovery and Addiction Services coordinator, Dan Oliver, has been recognized as an honorable mention for the Hometown Health Hero award by the Michigan Public Health Week Partnership. The award celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is given to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving community health.

Oliver was nominated for his efforts to improve access to recovery and addiction services in northern Michigan communities. Dr. Richard Bates, CEO of Thunder Bay Community Health Service, highlighted the importance of these services in our communities and praised Oliver for his leadership and collaboration with other agencies to increase access and reduce stigma surrounding substance use disorders.

Thunder Bay Community Health Service’s vision is to be a community partner for well-being, and Oliver’s work aligns with this vision. Through his leadership and collaboration, he has helped address the needs of individuals struggling with substance use disorders by increasing awareness and access to necessary services. His recognition as an honorable mention for the Hometown Health Hero award demonstrates his commitment to improving the health and well-being of our communities.

Overall, Oliver’s dedication to advancing access to recovery and addiction services in northern Michigan is a testament to his leadership in addressing the needs of individuals with substance use disorders. His collaboration with other agencies has made a significant impact on reducing stigma surrounding these issues in our communities.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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