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ICHS patients share their stories with Sen. Patty Murray to fuel fight for affordable health care in Washington

While age, experience and background differed, patients and health practitioners at International Community Health Services (ICHS) were united in a single, important message today to Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) – don’t let the Senate take away affordable health care. Murray will head to Washington, D.C., armed with this message and stories from ICHS patients, as she calls on Senate Republicans to end closed-door deliberations in exchange for public hearings on the American Health Care Act.

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Highlighting health disparities, ICHS’ fundraising team joins Race for the Cure

As a fundraising team from International Community Health Services (ICHS) joins the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on June 4, an event ICHS has supported annually for more than a decade, we offer some important reminders.

Because breast cancer is not an equal opportunity killer.

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ICHS puts counseling and health services in easy reach at Highland MS

An International Community Health Services (ICHS) clinic offered in partnership with Youth Eastside Services (YES) and the Bellevue School District is opening at Highland Middle School this fall. The school-based clinic promises to improve Bellevue teens’ school attendance, graduation rates and achievement, as it puts counseling and health services right in students’ midst.

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Better breast health with $63K Komen Community Grant

Breast cancer screening is essential to wellness for all women, but not all women have equal access to the proper information and care. International Community Health Services (ICHS) was recently awarded a $63,000 community grant from Susan G. Komen Puget Sound to promote breast health education and reduce health disparities throughout King County.

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ICHS champions state-wide hepatitis B education with support from Liao Foundation and Gov. Jay Inslee

“The Liao Foundation’s generous support and Gov. Inslee’s proclamation bolster our efforts to raise hepatitis B awareness among communities affected by chronic hepatitis B,” said Mohammed Abul-Kadir, coordinator of the Hepatitis Coalition of Washington for ICHS.

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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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