PBCI partners with Helios Alliance to address state’s opioid crisis  

Published 11:46 am Friday, January 26, 2024

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Following the successful Coastal Alabama Opioid Abatement Summit held on Aug. 30, 2023, a partnership has emerged on the horizon.

The Helios Alliance announced recently its anchor partnership with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, a collaboration that holds promise in advancing efforts to address addiction and the opioid crisis in Alabama, according to a release.

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The partnership between Helios Alliance and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is poised to create a synergy that combines the strengths, resources and expertise of both entities, according to officials.

The union aims to foster a holistic approach to tackle the opioid epidemic head-on and bring about tangible change across the state.

“We are truly honored to join forces with the Helios Alliance in our shared mission to combat the opioid crisis and resulting problems associated with drug addiction,”

Stephanie A. Bryan, chair and CEO of PBCI said.

“We believe that our mutual commitment to the well-being of all Alabamians, coupled with a shared determination to pursue innovative solutions to this complicated and heartbreaking problem, can have a significant, positive impact on our communities.”

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has a longstanding tradition of supporting initiatives that enhance the lives of individuals and families within the state. This partnership signifies their unwavering dedication to addressing critical public health issues and investing in programs that promote healthier, thriving communities.

The collaboration will draw upon the unique strengths of both organizations, leveraging Helios Alliance’s expertise in public health and addiction solutions and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ deep-rooted commitment to community well- being. By working together, they aim to drive comprehensive strategies that span prevention, treatment, education, and recovery, offering a holistic and sustainable approach to addressing the opioid crisis.


By joining forces, Helios Alliance and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are sending a powerful message that tackling the opioid epidemic requires a united and collaborative effort from all corners of the community.


Helios Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering collaborations that drive positive change in public health. By uniting leaders, experts, and communities, Helios Alliance aims to address pressing health challenges and create healthier societies.



Stacy Wellborn                                                                                         Kristin Hellmich

251-533-2361                                                                                            251-359-8554

stacy@stacywellborn.com                                                       khellmich@pci-nsn.gov

www.theheliosalliance.org                                                                 www.pci-nsn.gov