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Get the facts during Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

This July, ICHS recognizes Minority Mental Health Month. In doing so, we address the increased anxiety and fear rippling through our communities. Whether a result of changing national politics, local pressures or the isolation that comes naturally whenever someone moves to a new place and is among a new culture, learning how to better handle periods of stress with resilience is always relevant.

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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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Treatment of opioid addiction in King County expands with ICHS’ new suboxone program

The launch of a Suboxone treatment program at International Community Health Center (ICHS) expands local capacity to treat opioid addiction and help address the rampant abuse of heroin and prescription pain medication in King County.

ICHS medical providers and pharmacies add to a limited number in the area that are currently qualified to prescribe Suboxone, an FDA-approved medication that treats opioid dependence.

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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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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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