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The health of our community begins with a vote

The health of our community begins with a vote

International Community Health Services September 8, 2017 0

Akemi Matsumoto recalls her grandmother, who came to the United States from Japan when she was 18 years old. She worked hard, paid taxes, and raised 12 children alone after the death of her

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Waiting for the sun

Waiting for the sun

International Community Health Services August 3, 2017 0

"One of Maria’s two pastors passed away. The health advocate from Swedish left, moving onto another position. These small breaks offer insight into how little it takes to derail someone like Maria. The cost

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Saving America’s health centers: Surviving for a second chance

Saving America’s health centers: Surviving for a second chance

International Community Health Services August 3, 2017 0

"It is one of life’s great ironies. As a resident of Hong Kong—the home Yinha Lai left behind more than 20 years ago—she had regular and unimpeded access to one of the world’s most

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Saving America’s Health Centers: Not going back

Saving America’s Health Centers: Not going back

International Community Health Services August 3, 2017 0

To talk to “Asha” is to understand the blind instinct that drives people to willingly give up everything they know for much they don’t, in pursuit of something they are convinced must be better.

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Sick with worry: Asians and minorities ignore the need to heal in a climate of fear

Sick with worry: Asians and minorities ignore the need to heal in a climate of fear

International Community Health Services July 10, 2017 0

Increased fear of discrimination and harsh immigration policies are causing mental anguish for people in Seattle’s minority, immigrant, and refugee communities. The unease is so prevalent it’s keeping them from seeing a doctor or

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Breast health outreach: An unknown pain brought ICHS health worker closer to patients

Breast health outreach: An unknown pain brought ICHS health worker closer to patients

International Community Health Services June 9, 2017 0

A monthly self-exam and annual mammogram are essential to wellbeing, said Kim. She’s also quick to remind patients who discover they have breast cancer that they are not alone. She and many others are

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Pathways To Health presented by ICHS – Asian Americans must act to end Hepatitis B

Pathways To Health presented by ICHS – Asian Americans must act to end Hepatitis B

International Community Health Services May 2, 2017 0

The following is a message from International Community Health Services. There is a silent killer that disproportionately effects one in 12 Asian Americans and other immigrants. It is the leading cause of liver cancer,

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Pathways To Health presented by ICHS- Get Walking for Health Equity

Pathways To Health presented by ICHS- Get Walking for Health Equity

International Community Health Services April 14, 2017 0

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (HHS-OMH) chooses a theme each year, and partners around the United States join to raise awareness about the health disparities that minorities

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