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2021 ICHS in the News

2021 ICHS in the News

2021 Archive

Biden appoints 3 Fil-Ams to fight racism among Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, December 24, 2021
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/news/815799/biden-appoints-3-fil-ams-to-fight-racism-among-asian-americans-hawaiians-pacific-islanders/story/

Biden to name 3 Filipinas as White House advisers, December 24, 2021
https://globalnation.inquirer.net/201385/biden-to-name-3-filipinas-as-white-house-advisers

Biden appoints 3 Filipino-Americans to panel to promote equality, curb xenophobia, December 22, 2021
https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/12/22/2149479/biden-appoints-3-filipino-americans-panel-promote-equality-curb-xenophobia

Biden taps Seattle nonprofit leader for advisory commission on Asian Pacific Americans, December 21, 2021
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2021/12/21/biden-teresita-batayola-commission.html

White House names leaders of AAPI advisory committee, December 21, 2021
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/586773-white-house-names-leaders-of-aapi-advisory

WH names AAPI advisory group addressing equity, anti-Asian hate, December 21, 2021
https://www.axios.com/daniel-dae-kim-biden-aapi-advisory-group-3d33a742-02e0-4e6e-8f96-6fe6bc581b48.html

President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, December 20, 2021
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/12/20/president-biden-announces-intent-to-appoint-commissioners-to-the-presidents-advisory-commission-on-asian-americans-native-hawaiians-and-pacific-islanders/

Teresita Batayola retiring, November 24, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/11/teresita-batayola-retiring/

Teresita Batayola, longtime CEO of Seattle health services nonprofit, to retire in 2022, November 18, 2021
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2021/11/18/teresita-batayola-ichs.html

你能接種新冠-19加強劑嗎?, November 11, 2021
http://seattlechinesepost.com/2021/11/11/%e4%bd%a0%e8%83%bd%e6%8e%a5%e7%a8%ae%e6%96%b0%e5%86%a0-19%e5%8a%a0%e5%bc%b7%e5%8a%91%e5%97%8e%ef%bc%9f/

Can you get a COVID-19 booster shot?, November 4, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/11/can-you-get-a-covid-19-booster-shot/

ICHS COVID-19 virtual summit equips youth with information to be health ambassadors, October 19, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/ichs-covid-19-virtual-summit-equips-youth-with-information-to-be-health-ambassadors/

Staying healthy starts with preventative care and vaccines, October 11, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/staying-healthy-starts-with-preventative-care-and-vaccines/

New ICHS Foundation executive director Heidi Wong: 'ICHS part of movement toward just, equitable society', October 9, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/new-ichs-foundation-executive-director-heidi-wong-ichs-part-of-movement-toward-just-equitable-society/

COVID-19 in 2020: Standing up to hate, October 8, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/covid-19-in-2020-the-way-it-spreads-is-fast/

COVID-19 in 2020: 'The way it spreads is fast', October 7, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/covid-19-in-2020-the-way-it-spreads-is-fast/

A COVID-19 story: The pandemic tests a single mom, October 6, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/a-covid-19-story-the-pandemic-tests-a-single-mom/

COVID-19 in 2020: A New Normal, October 5, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/covid-19-in-2020-a-new-normal/

ICHS photo project: Our untold stories of COVID-19 in 2020, September 24, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/ichs-photo-project-our-untold-stories-of-covid-19-in-2020/

COVID-19 in 2020: One year under the shadow of the pandemic, September 24, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/covid-19-in-2020-one-year-under-the-shadow-of-the-pandemic/

Two communities living different pandemics, September 23, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/09/two-communities-living-different-pandemics/

Protecting children from COVID-19, September 16, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/09/protecting-children-from-covid-19/

COVID上升下的一線希望, September 10, 2021
http://seattlechinesepost.com/2021/09/10/covid%e4%b8%8a%e5%8d%87%e4%b8%8b%e7%9a%84%e4%b8%80%e7%b7%9a%e5%b8%8c%e6%9c%9b/

BLOG: The silver lining for COVID's rising, September 2, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/09/blog-the-silver-lining-for-covids-rising/

5 things to know about the Delta Variant, September 1, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/5-things-to-know-about-the-delta-variant/

Preventing COVID after being vaccinated, August 26, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/08/preventing-covid-after-being-vaccinated/

Demand for coronavirus tests soars in Seattle amid increased travel, concerns about delta variant, August 19, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/demand-for-covid-tests-soars-in-seattle-amid-increased-travel-concerns-about-delta-variant/

Vaccination rate not keeping up with the delta variant, August 15, 2021
https://www.king5.com/video/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/vaccination-rate-not-keeping-up-with-the-delta-variant/281-efd597c2-7935-4aa8-82a7-04c755da4654?jwsource=em

Eat. Play. Live. Learn. In the C-ID, August 5, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/tag/best-of-id-2021/

華埠國際區的吃玩住學, August 5, 2021
http://seattlechinesepost.com/2021/08/05/%e8%8f%af%e5%9f%a0%e5%9c%8b%e9%9a%9b%e5%8d%80%e7%9a%84%e5%90%83%e7%8e%a9%e4%bd%8f%e5%ad%b8-2/

Heidi Wong takes the lead at ICHS Foundation, July 29, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/07/heidi-wong-takes-the-lead-at-ichs-foundation/

國際社區健康服務部 為提供完整的健康護理拓展表爾威診所, June 24, 2021
http://seattlechinesepost.com/2021/06/24/%e5%9c%8b%e9%9a%9b%e7%a4%be%e5%8d%80%e5%81%a5%e5%ba%b7%e6%9c%8d%e5%8b%99%e9%83%a8-%e7%82%ba%e6%8f%90%e4%be%9b%e5%ae%8c%e6%95%b4%e7%9a%84%e5%81%a5%e5%ba%b7%e8%ad%b7%e7%90%86%e6%8b%93%e5%b1%95%e8%a1%a8/

Men's health matters - June is Men's health month, June 17, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/06/mens-health-matters-june-is-mens-health-month/

International Community Health Services opens an expanded Bellevue clinic for integrated health care, June 17, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/06/international-community-health-services-opens-an-expanded-bellevue-clinic-for-integrated-health-care/

ICHS to host vaccine clinic open to the public at Viet-Wah in Renton on June 12, June 9, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/ichs-to-host-vaccine-clinic-open-to-the-public-at-viet-wah-in-renton-on-june-12th/

Serving the underserved, May 20, 2021
https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/05/21/business/boardroom-watch/serving-the-underserved/1800016

Facing Race: Washington sees a surge in Asian activism, May 17, 2021
https://www.king5.com/article/news/community/facing-race/facing-race-washington-sees-a-surge-in-asian-activism/281-ce7a7829-09e0-4c38-b456-a821c7bca1b1

Pop-up vaccine clinic at Shoreline Library with "one and done" Johnson & Johnson vaccine Monday, May 12, 2021
https://www.shorelineareanews.com/2021/05/pop-up-vaccine-clinic-at-shoreline.html

Q&A: Teresita Batayola, President and CEO of International Community Health Services, May 11, 2021
https://blog.nachc.org/qa-teresita-batayola-president-and-ceo-of-international-community-health-services/

NEWS GLEAMS: Vaccine Pop-Ups & Locations Info, Memorial Ride & Walk, SDOT Survey, and More! May 5, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/05/05/news-gleams-vaccine-pop-ups-locations-info-memorial-ride-walk-sdot-survey-more/

Pop-up COVID Vaccine Clinic will be Wednesday, May 5 in SeaTac, May 4, 2021
https://seatacblog.com/2021/05/04/pop-up-covid-vaccine-clinic-will-be-wednesday-may-5-in-seatac/

Bridging linguistic and cultural differences to overcome isolation, April 23, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/bridging-linguistic-and-cultural-differences-to-overcome-isolation/

和杜爾肯在華埠同行 哪些是市長看到的和錯過的, April 8, 2021
http://seattlechinesepost.com/2021/04/08/%e5%92%8c%e6%9d%9c%e7%88%be%e8%82%af%e5%9c%a8%e8%8f%af%e5%9f%a0%e5%90%8c%e8%a1%8c-%e5%93%aa%e4%ba%9b%e6%98%af%e5%b8%82%e9%95%b7%e7%9c%8b%e5%88%b0%e7%9a%84%e5%92%8c%e9%8c%af%e9%81%8e%e7%9a%84/

BLOG: Walking with Durkan in Chinatown-What the Mayor saw and miss, April 1, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/04/blog-walking-with-durkan-in-chinatown-what-the-mayor-saw-and-missed/

Where to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine in Seattle and around King County, April 1, 2021
https://www.seattlemet.com/health-and-wellness/where-to-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine-in-seattle-and-king-county-bellevue-kent

News Gleams: COVID spike, Byrd Barr changes, Happy birthday to rar! and more, March 30, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/03/30/news-gleams-covid-spike-byrd-barr-changes-happy-b-day-to-rar-and-more/

Third vaccine adds more tools in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, March 25, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/03/third-vaccine-adds-more-tools-in-fighting-the-covid-19-pandemic/

ICHS employee appreciation, March 25, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/03/ichs-employee-appreciation/

News Gleams: Rainier Beach Vaccines, March 24, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/03/24/news-gleams-rainier-beach-vaccines-sharethelove-plus-develop-your-community/

Meet community organizations leading response and recovery work in Washington, March 22, 2021
https://grouphealthfoundation.org/community-organizations-leading-response-and-recovery-work-in-washington/

ICHS begins administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, March 15, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/ichs-begins-administering-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine/

ICHS begins administering Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, March 14, 2021
https://www.shorelineareanews.com/2021/03/ichs-begins-administering-johnson-and.html

Nearly $1 million effort to fight voter suppression, March 11, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/03/nearly-1-million-effort-to-fight-voter-suppression/

News Gleams: Get a COVID Vaccine Through ICHS, March 8, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/03/08/news-gleams-vaccines-metro-seeks-community-feedback-wing-luke-reopens-more/

1 Shot Or 2 Shots? ‘The Vaccine That’s Available To You — Get That’, March 5, 2021
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/05/974065532/1-shot-or-2-shots-the-vaccine-thats-available-to-you-get-that

King County, With Second-Lowest COVID-19 Rate in U.S. Still Needs More Vaccines, March 5, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/03/05/king-county-with-second-lowest-covid-19-rate-in-u-s-still-needs-more-vaccines/

Hidden Barriers: “Medicine’s Poor Reflection”, March 4, 2021
https://www.kcts9.org/show/hidden-barriers/episode/medicines-poor-reflection-gwkfqb

Community groups call for more equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution for people with limited English, technology access, March 4, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/community-groups-call-for-more-equitable-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-for-people-with-limited-english-technology-access/

Elders of Color Face Major Hurdles Getting COVID Vaccine, March 4, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/03/04/elders-of-color-face-major-hurdles-getting-covid-vaccine/

Community Health Centers Work to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity, March 2, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/03/02/community-health-centers-work-to-address-covid-19-vaccine-inequity/

What we know about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: Timing, dosage, access in Washington state, February 26, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/what-we-know-about-the-johnson-johnson-vaccine-timing-dosage-access-in-washington-state/

Hidden Barriers: “Health Care’s invisible minority”, February 25, 2021
https://www.kcts9.org/show/hidden-barriers/episode/model-minority-mlult7

Washington’s vaccine rollout slower for BIPOC, February 22, 2021
https://crosscut.com/equity/2021/02/washingtons-vaccine-rollout-slower-bipoc

Opinion: More Will Die From COVID Without Meaningful Change To Health Care, February 21, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/02/21/opinion-more-will-die-from-covid-without-meaningful-change-to-health-care/

Honoring healthcare workers and organizations – A behind the scenes look at the pandemic, February 19, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/02/honoring-healthcare-workers-and-organizations-a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-pandemic/

Health officials too late with equity measures says AAPI leaders, February 19, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/02/health-officials-too-late-with-equity-measures-say-aapi-leaders/

Hidden Barriers: “Lost in Translation”, February 18, 2021
https://www.kcts9.org/show/hidden-barriers/episode/lost-in-translation-l7znzk

How Big Hospital Donors and School Board VIPs Are Skipping the Vaccine Line, February 17, 2021
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-big-hospital-donors-and-school-board-vips-are-skipping-the-vaccine-line?ref=author

西華報和西華報基金會主辦 社區醫療保健傑出獎獲得者, February 12, 2021
http://seattlechinesepost.com/2021/02/12/%e8%a5%bf%e8%8f%af%e5%a0%b1%e5%92%8c%e8%a5%bf%e8%8f%af%e5%a0%b1%e5%9f%ba%e9%87%91%e6%9c%83%e4%b8%bb%e8%be%a6-%e7%a4%be%e5%8d%80%e9%86%ab%e7%99%82%e4%bf%9d%e5%81%a5%e5%82%91%e5%87%ba%e7%8d%8e%e7%8d%b2/

ICHS fights for vaccines as part of serving community, February 11, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/02/ichs-fights-for-vaccines-as-part-of-serving-community/

Vaccine may be in short supply, but lip service to equity isn’t, February 8, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/vaccine-may-be-in-short-supply-but-lip-service-to-equity-isnt/

First look at Washington state data on COVID-19 vaccination by race, ethnicity shows wide gaps, February 5, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/first-look-at-washingtons-data-on-vaccination-by-race-ethnicity-shows-wide-gaps/

BLOG: From wine to food: The stories behind the health award, February 4, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/02/blog-from-wine-to-food-the-stories-behind-the-health-award/

Community Health Excellence Award honorees, February 4, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/02/community-health-excellence-award-honorees/

Speedy vaccine deployment threatens to leave behind most vulnerable, February 4, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/02/speedy-vaccine-deployment-threatens-to-leave-behind-most-vulnerable/

King County Public Health Officer Notes ‘Mixed Message’ on Reopening, Spread of New Coronavirus Variant, January 29, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/01/29/king-county-public-health-officer-notes-mixed-message-on-reopening-spread-of-new-coronavirus-variant/

‘Gut Punch’: Invite-Only Vaccine Clinics in Seattle Spark Ire, January 29, 2021
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/29/gut-punch-invite-only-vaccine-clinics-seattle-area-spark-ire

‘Special invitation only’ COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Seattle-area hospitals raise concerns of equity, January 29, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/special-invitation-only-covid-19-vaccination-clinics-at-seattle-area-hospitals-raise-concerns-of-equity/

Dr. Anthony Chen, dedicated to serving diverse communities, January 28, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/01/dr-anthony-chen-dedicated-to-serving-diverse-communities/

ICHS expands ID COVID-19 testing site hours, January 28, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/01/ichs-expands-id-covid-19-testing-site-hours/

Update to ICHS ID COVID-19 testing site hours, January 26, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/update-to-ichs-id-covid-19-testing-site-hours-and-vaccinations-at-bush-hotel/

ICHS finds a safe, virtual and engaging way to hold their annual Lunar New Year 5k this February, January 22, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/ichs-finds-a-safe-virtual-and-engaging-way-to-hold-their-annual-lunar-new-year-5k-this-february/

“A ray of hope”: COVID-19 vaccine comes to the Chinatown-International District, January 21, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/a-ray-of-hope-covid-19-vaccine-comes-to-the-chinatown-international-district/

WA secretary of health visits ICHS, January 21, 2021
https://nwasianweekly.com/2021/01/wa-secretary-of-health-visits-ichs/

City Inside/Out: Vexed Over Vaccines, January 15, 2021
https://www.seattlechannel.org/CityInsideOut/?videoid=x121018

Old people at home will get vaccinated, but maybe not their caregivers, state announces, January 14, 2021
http://nwasianweekly.com/2021/01/old-people-at-home-will-get-vaccinated-but-maybe-not-their-caregivers-state-announces/

Community Clinics hopeful as they begin vaccinating against COVID-19, January 13, 2021
https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/01/13/community-clinics-hopeful-as-they-begin-vaccinating-against-covid-19/

Inside the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines in Washington State, January 12, 2021
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/inside-the-slow-rollout-of-covid-19-vaccines-in-washington-state/

From “My Unforgotten Seattle” by Ron Chew: Chapter 69 – Running Toward Health, January 11, 2021
https://iexaminer.org/from-my-unforgotten-seattle-by-ron-chew-chapter-69-running-toward-health/

Community Health Centers Pilot Remote Monitoring Tools, January 11, 2021
https://www.hcinnovationgroup.com/population-health-management/remote-patient-monitoring-rpm/news/21205332/community-health-centers-pilot-remote-monitoring-tools

COVID Testing Available at BC, January 9, 2021
https://thewatchdogonline.com/covid-testing-available-at-bc-3018

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