Health Education & Advocacy
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.
It’s never too late to lead a more active lifestyle. Let’s watch this inspiring story from Angela Wan.
Our Vietnamese Community Advocate Minh Nguyen-Wichman explains in Vietnamese what you need to do to vote.
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 centers.
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. ICHS provides annual women’s GYN screening services and colon health screenings for men and women over 50. WPHS works with Swedish hospital to bring their mobile mammogram coach to each ICHS clinic nine times per month and coordinate mammogram services. WPHS strives to ensure each patient knows early detection is the best protection.
In-Person Assistors (IPAs) and Navigators
ICHS In-Person Assistors and Navigators facilitate health insurance access, education, and outreach and enrollment to help patients understand their health and dental insurance options, and how to apply for and enroll in affordable health insurance through the Washington state marketplace.
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:
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.
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
Know Your Human and Civil Rights
Here are some helpful tips and resource from Asian Americans Advancing Justice regarding your human and civil rights.
Know Your Rights Cards
- Know Your Rights Cards – Resource by Advancing Justice – Atlanta in the following languages:
- Know Your Rights Cards– Resource by NILC available in:
- DACA post-inauguration Know Your Rights– Resource by Advancing Justice-LA about immigration and DACA. Also available in the following languages:
- Immigration and post-election FAQs– Resource by UC Berkeley for undocumented students.
- New Questions and Answers About DACA Now That Trump is President – Resource by NILC.