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Thunder Bay Community Health Service’s Dan Oliver Recognized as Hometown Health Hero for Improving Access to Recovery and Addiction Services

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. Oliver was nominated for his efforts to improve access to recovery and addiction services in northern Michigan communities. Through his leadership and collaboration with other agencies, he has helped to address the needs of individuals struggling with substance use disorders and has worked to increase awareness and access to necessary services. His recognition as an honorable mention for the Hometown Health Hero award is a testament to his commitment to improving the health and well-being of our communities.

The Hometown Health Hero award, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is given to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving community health. Awardees are selected based on nominations received, and Oliver’s recognition demonstrates his dedication to advancing access to recovery and addiction services in the region. Dr. Richard Bates, the 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.

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

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