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ICHS debuts video advocating for health centers

International Community Health Services proudly debuted a video “Healthcare Now: Hear Our Voices” on Aug. 16, in celebration of National Health Center Week. ICHS patients, providers and staff provide first-hand testimony and experiences that illustrate the vital importance of Medicaid and continued funding for community health centers.

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Celebrate National Health Center Week with ICHS

Join us as International Community Health Services unites with community health centers around the United States to honor the provision of affordable, high quality health care to millions of people and families, especially to those who are low income, underserved or uninsured. Stop by your neighborhood ICHS clinic or see us at local events to help us celebrate.

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Stand up for health care as a human right, sign the “People’s Proclamation”

International Community Health Services is providing community members with an opportunity to show support of health care as a human right by signing the “People’s Proclamation for Health Care for All,” during National Health Center Week, from Aug. 13 to 19. The proclamation announces the voice of the people on this vital matter to lawmakers.

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ICHS names Rayburn Lewis interim chief medical officer

International Community Health Services (ICHS) today announced that Rayburn Lewis has been named interim chief medical officer, effective immediately.

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In the spotlight: ICHS' Mobile Dental Clinic

Dental care on the go helps students in the greater Seattle area maintain better oral health. Seattle Channel producer Ian Devier takes an up-close look at how ICHS’ Mobile Dental Clinic is keeping kids healthy and in school for a CityStream story that aired on June 29.

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Patient Story: Grigory is Moving Forward

The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and ICHS Russian-speaking staff, are helping Grigory create opportunity in the United States

“My name is Grigory Vodolazov, and I am a husband, a father and a hepatitis C carrier. Due to political events in my native country we had to find a new place to call home. We left everything behind: a business, great jobs, friends and opportunities, but there was not much else we could have done. Our safety and the safety of my child was threatened. My son is a special needs child so we were looking for a place that would provide him great social opportunities and education. Now, we live in Washington state and recently I’ve become a father for the second time. Both of my children are enrolled into WA Apple Health. It’s given us good peace of mind knowing we’ll be able to take good care of their health. As for me and my wife, we just bought a health care plan with tax credit. It was so amazing to see that we have options and to receive assistance in our native language from the community health worker. For the first time since I immigrated, I have health insurance, and with my health condition it is essential to me to know that I have the ability to be seen and screened by a doctor. My anxiety is gone now because I know that my family will not go into large debt due to my health condition. Now, when my family is facing many difficulties, this assistance is vital while we build a new life and move forward.”

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