Health Education

Health Advocacy

ICHS offers several multilingual resources to help community members and community partners in their efforts to promote healthy living.

Health Promotion Videos

ICHS partnered with Mapping Our Voices to create several digital stories on topics like preventive health check-ups, smoking cessation, exercise, and stress management. ICHS used the process of creating digital stories to engage community members in organizing for healthy changes in their communities. The videos are available on the Mapping Our Voices channel on Vimeo at

Healthy Asian Recipes Cookbook

Want to prepare a delicious Asian meal that is low fat, low salt or low sugar? The recipes are ideal for people with diabetes. The recipes include: Green mango salad (Cambodian), seaweed soup (Korean), lemon grass curry sauce (Cambodian), chicken adobo (Filipino), soybean stir fry with vegetables and ginger (Chinese), steamed fish (Filipino), steamed chicken with black mushrooms (Chinese) and papaya sherbert (Vietnamese). Please view cookbooks in your preferred language below:

Chinese Cookbook (中文)
Vietnamese Cookbook (Tiếng Việt)
Korean Cookbook (한국어)
Tagalog Cookbook
Khmer Cookbook (ខ្មែរ)

Smoking Cessation

Stopping smoking can improve a person’s health by reducing stroke and cancer risk, as well as heart disease. Learn more about the benefits of quitting smoking with the materials below. Send us an email at and we will email you “how to stop smoking” brochures in English and other available languages.

English: The Benefits of Quitting | Smoking Cessation Factsheet
Chinese  (中文): 戒煙的益處
Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt): Lợi ích của việc bỏ thuốc lá
Korean (한국어): 금연의 장점
Russian (Русский): Польза отказа от курения
Somali: joojin macluumaad sigaarka
Tagalog: Benepisyo ng Paghihinto sa Paninigarilyo

Health Advocacy

Affordable Care Act Outreach Photo

ICHS is committed to promoting healthy living and helping our communities live healthier lives. Our Health Advocacy program is designed to complement ICHS’ clinical services. The program focuses on health promotion, chronic disease prevention and management, family planning, and preventive health services.

Our Health Advocacy program includes the following teams:

Community Advocates

Community Advocates are community health workers who provide multi-lingual and multi-cultural services to traditionally underserved communities.  They conduct health education classes, provide patient navigation, and advocate on behalf of the communities they serve. Their services range from diabetes education classes to advocating for greater access to green space and promoting cancer prevention screening.

Health Educators

Health Educators work with ICHS patients to set self-management goals and improve overall lifestyle and health. They provide education on chronic disease prevention and management, tobacco cessation, and family planning, either one-on-one or in group settings. Health educators also provide education services at our school based health center, the Seattle World School.

Women’s Preventive Health Services

Women’s Preventive Health Services (WPHS) coordinates the Washington State Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) at ICHS. The program provides no-cost cancer screening and treatment to qualifying patients. WPHS  works with Swedish hospital to bring their mobile mammogram coach to the clinics six times per month and coordinates mammogram services for all ICHS patients. WPHS strives to ensure that each patient knows that early detection is the best protection.