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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. The Hometown Health Hero 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.

Thunder Bay Community Health Service’s CEO, Dr. Richard Bates, praised Oliver for his leadership and collaboration with other agencies to increase access and reduce stigma surrounding substance use disorders. Through his work, Oliver has helped 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.

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 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 dedication to advancing access to recovery and addiction services in the region. Overall, the recognition of Dan Oliver for his work in advancing access to recovery and addiction services in northern Michigan is a testament to his dedication

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