ANNOUNCEMENT: ICHS participates in National Health Center Week

The International Examiner August 9, 2016 0
International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services to Seattle and King County’s Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, and the broader community. ICHS provides primary medical and dental care, health support services, and health education in seven locations. • Courtesy Photo

International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services to Seattle and King County’s Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, and the broader community. ICHS provides primary medical and dental care, health support services, and health education in seven locations. • Courtesy Photo

International Community Health Services (ICHS) is one of the 1,100 Federally Qualified Health Centers around the nation participating in National Health Center Week from August 7 to 13. The theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health.”

For more than 30 years, National Health Center Week has been an important occasion to highlight the vital work done by community-based health care agencies that serve vulnerable low-income and underserved populations.

“This year marks our 43rd anniversary,” said Michael McKee, Director of Health Services and Community Partnerships at ICHS, in a statement. “In that time, we’ve grown from a tiny free storefront clinic in into a regional health care organization serving over 25,000 patients throughout the region. We continue to be at the front line of dealing with the primary care needs of immigrants and refugees who come seeking our services. It’s nice to take pause during National Health Center Week and give appreciation to our patients and our supporters.”

To commemorate this national campaign, ICHS will hold events at four of its clinics (International District, Holly Park, Bellevue, and Shoreline) throughout the next week. Scheduled events include patient appreciation breakfasts, a staff appreciation day and voter registration events.

For more information about National Health Center Week, visit: www.healthcenterweek.org. You can also follow the conversation using #NHCW16 or #CHCsInnovate on Twitter.

For more information about ICHS, visit: www.ichs.com.

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