ICHS in the News

Below is a selection of recent press coverage about our organization, medical services, community benefits and health advocacy activities.

College students create Telehealth Access for Seniors to help older Seattle residents access critical care during the pandemic, October 29, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/college-students-create-telehealth-access-for-seniors-to-help-older-seattle-residents-access-critical-care-during-the-pandemic/

ICHS Clinics receive 2020 Immunize Washington awards, October 7, 2020
https://nwasianweekly.com/2020/10/ichs-clinics-receive-2020-immunize-washington-awards/

More ways to get your flu shot, as health professionals cite urgency, October 7, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/10/more-ways-to-get-your-flu-shot-as-health-professionals-cite-urgency/

PACE programs shift senior health care to the home during COVID-19, October 7, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/pace-programs-shift-senior-health-care-to-the-home-during-covid-19/

ICHS clinics receive 2020 Immunize Washington Awards, September 23, 2020
https://www.shorelineareanews.com/2020/09/ichs-clinics-receive-2020-immunize.html

ICHS offers flu shot clinics in Shoreline, September 17, 2020
https://www.shorelineareanews.com/2020/09/ichs-offers-flu-shot-clinics-in.html

Coronavirus Chronicles: UW student helps seniors go digital for health and connection, September 13, 2020
https://myedmondsnews.com/2020/09/coronavirus-chronicles-uw-student-helps-seniors-go-digital-for-health-and-connection/

International Community Health Services CEO Teresita Batayola Talks About Immigrant Health and Social Justice During COVID, September 4, 2020
https://southseattleemerald.com/2020/09/04/international-community-health-services-ceo-teresita-batayola-talks-about-immigrant-health-and-social-justice-during-covid/

34 health centers opening at King County schools this month, September 2, 2020
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/king-county-opening-34-health-centers-schools-this-month/3QGEUZGLZRE3HFASINKGRRYIJA/

ICHS honors Harry Chan, August 27, 2020
https://nwasianweekly.com/2020/08/ichs-honors-harry-chan/

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing reopening at ICHS ID Clinic, August 27, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/08/drive-thru-covid-19-testing-reopening-at-ichs-id-clinic/

WA Projects Receive AARP Grants to Make Communities More Liveable, August 21, 2020
https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-08-21/community-issues-and-volunteering/wa-projects-receive-aarp-grants-to-make-communities-more-livable/a71211-1

Students step in to help seniors and low-income patients access telehealth services, August 20, 2020
https://www.king5.com/article/news/community/telehealth-access-for-seniors-and-low-income-patients-seattle-washington/281-5da8e615-c380-43c9-b067-0bb8cb960a88

Ron Chew remembers Seattle’s Chinatown in his memoir, “My Unforgotten Seattle”, to be published this fall by the International Examiner, August 10, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/ron-chew-remembers-seattles-chinatown-in-his-memoir-my-unforgotten-seattle-to-be-published-this-fall-by-the-international-examiner/

Young organizers bridge digital divide with “Telehealth Access for Seniors”—Donated devices keep elders connected and healthy during COVID-19, August 6, 2020
https://nwasianweekly.com/2020/08/young-organizers-bridge-digital-divide-with-telehealth-access-for-seniors-donated-devices-keep-elders-connected-and-healthy-during-covid-19/

Washington’s Pacific Islanders hit hardest by COVID-19, August 6, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/washingtons-pacific-islanders-hit-hardest-by-covid-19/

Free COVID-19 testing at Federal Way High School today, July 31, 2020
https://www.federalwaymirror.com/news/free-covid-19-testing-at-federal-way-high-school-today/

A timeline of the coronavirus pandemic, and its effects on Washington state and the Seattle Chinatown-International District, July 30, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/07/a-timeline-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-its-effects-on-washington-state-and-the-seattle-chinatown-international-district/

Some Children’s Mental Health Providers See Increased Need – And Decreased Access, July 21, 2020
https://www.directrelief.org/2020/07/some-childrens-mental-health-providers-see-increased-need-and-decreased-access/

The Health Center Inside Highland Middle School, July 20, 2020
https://www.youtheastsideservices.org/the-health-center-inside-highland-middle-school/?fbclid=IwAR0t5r9rjAHNUk8IJR-k63BHtjFEDPhyz0dMepXZjLQ3EfbCORMOnqZ5Wm0

Two-alarm fire destroyed Eng Suey Sun Plaza fire in Chinatown-ID on June 25, June 30, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/two-alarm-fire-destroyed-eng-suey-sun-plaza-fire-in-chinatown-id-on-june-25/

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, June 25, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood and beyond, June 26, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/chinatown-international-district-coronavirus-updates-june-25-2020-the-latest-news-and-information-from-the-neighborhood-and-beyond/

Kin On nursing home completed COVID-19 testing, June 25, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/06/kin-on-nursing-home-completed-covid-19-testing/

Health workers resort to Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady deals to find Safety Gear, June 12, 2020
https://khn.org/news/health-workers-resort-to-etsy-learning-chinese-shady-deals-to-find-safety-gear/

DA LI, Uwajimaya donate more masks, June 11, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/06/da-li-uwajimaya-donate-more-masks/

遠程健康服務: 一個比在診所長時間候診更愉悅的選擇, June 11, 2020
https://seattlechinesepost.com/?s=%E9%81%A0%E7%A8%8B%E5%81%A5%E5%BA%B7%E6%9C%8D%E5%8B%99

Telehealth: A happy alternative to long waits at the doctor’s office, June 5, 2020
https://nwasianweekly.com/2020/06/telehealth-a-happy-alternative-to-long-waits-at-the-doctors-office/

Eli Lilly offers relief for diabetics during COVID19, June 4, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/06/eli-lilly-offers-relief-for-diabetics-during-covid-19/

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, May 27, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood and beyond, May 21, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/chinatown-international-district-coronavirus-updates-may-27-2020-the-latest-news-and-information-from-the-neighborhood-and-beyond/

Asian couple assaulted in downtown Seattle (+ video), May 21, 2020
https://www.seattlen.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=News&wr_id=29618

Police: Can you ID this man who attacked an Asian couple and said ‘It’s all your fault’?, May 20, 2020
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/police-can-you-id-this-man-who-attacked-an-asian-couple-said-its-all-your-fault/F2UPMNQ2JBG3PJBILCDWPI4U7M/

The Health Clinic Crisis on Main Street, May 20, 2020
http://nautil.us/issue/85/reopening/the-health-clinic-crisis-on-main-street

Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels, May 18, 2020
https://thedailyrecord.com/2020/05/18/virus-outbreak-4/

Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels amid COVID-19 pandemic, May 16, 2020
https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world/most-us-states-fall-short-of-recommended-testing-levels-617681

Pho Bac’s Unique Delivery Method Helps the C-ID Stay Afloat, May 11, 2020
https://www.seattlemet.com/eat-and-drink/2020/05/pho-bac-s-pho-mobile-delivery-helps-chinatown-international-district-stay-afloat

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, May 6, 2020 – The latest news and information from the neighborhood and beyond, May 6, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/chinatown-international-district-coronavirus-updates-may-6-2020-the-latest-news-and-information-from-the-neighborhood-and-beyond/

Uwajimaya and DA LI Development donate N95 masks to medical and elderly care facilities in C-ID, May 5, 2020
https://napost.com/uwajimaya-and-da-li-development-donate-n95-masks-to-medical-and-elderly-facilities-in-c-id/

‘The message is changing’: These Seattle clinics say they now test lower-risk people and wide range of Covid-19 symptoms, May 1, 2020
https://www.kuow.org/stories/the-message-is-changing-these-seattle-clinics-say-they-ll-test-folks-with-milder-covid-19-symptoms.html

Community health centers at risk for widespread closures, layoffs, May 1, 2020
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2020/05/01/community-health-centers-at-risk-for-widespread.html

Elle refusait d’aller à l’hôpital, faute d’assurance” : aux Etats-Unis, les patients sans couverture maladie démunis face au coronavirus April 30, 2020
https://www.francetvinfo.fr/sante/maladie/coronavirus/elle-refusait-d-aller-a-l-hopital-faute-d-assurance-aux-etats-unis-les-patients-sans-couverture-maladie-demunis-face-au-coronavirus_3932455.html

Viet Wah Supermarket donated masks to ICHS, April 30, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/04/viet-wah-supermarket-donated-masks-to-ichs/

On testing, Trump’s misplaced boasts go completely off the rails, April 29, 2020
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/testing-trump-s-misplaced-boasts-go-completely-rails-n1195406

A desperate, international hunt for testing supplies so that Washington state may reopen, April 24, 2020
https://www.kuow.org/stories/washington-state-remains-on-desperate-quest-for-testing-supplies

ICHS chief dental officer, April 23, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/04/ichs-chief-dental-officer/

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, April 22, 2020 – The latest news and information from the neighborhood and beyond, April 22, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/chinatown-international-district-coronavirus-updates-april-22-2020-the-latest-news-and-information-from-the-neighborhood-and-beyond/

#COVID19CHC: Health Centers at the Frontlines, April 20, 2020
https://medium.com/covid19chc/covid19chc-community-health-centers-providing-care-to-the-most-vulnerable-amid-covid-19-3d884b5114d

Live blog: Updates on the Coronavirus epidemic in Washington, April 20, 2020
https://kuow.org/stories/live-blog-updates-on-the-coronavirus-epidemic-in-washington/

Questions about the 2020 Census? ICHS is a resource, April 17, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/questions-about-the-2020-census-ichs-is-a-resource/

Covid-19 immunity permits for Washingtonians? ‘We’re not quite there’, April 16, 2020
https://kuow.org/stories/coronavirus-immunity-permits-we-re-not-there-yet

Simens Foundation provides $1.5 million across 12 community health centers to support COVID-19 response efforts, April 16, 2020
https://www.dotmed.com/news/story/50857

How Chinatown International District organizations are caring for seniors amid coronavirus, April 14, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/how-chinatown-international-district-organizations-are-caring-for-seniors-amid-coronavirus/

The state of our state’s coronavirus fight, April 12, 2020
https://projects.seattletimes.com/2020/charting-coronavirus-outbreak-washington-state/

Lack of Detailed Demographic Data Around COVID-19 Has Serious Impacts for Providers, April 10, 2020
https://southseattleemerald.com/2020/04/10/lack-of-detailed-demographic-data-around-covid-19-has-serious-impacts-for-providers/

OPINION: Why coronavirus care must account for race, April 9, 2020
https://crosscut.com/2020/04/why-coronavirus-care-must-account-race?fbclid=IwAR0v6L2uRffjOKMpG1DS8mHjhDSO_bGViY8VTPkoS9lMnp7ocKnsLPIgVh0

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, April 7, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood and beyond, April 7, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/chinatown-international-district-coronavirus-updates-april-7-2020-the-latest-news-and-information-from-the-neighborhood-and-beyond/

‘Hopefully when all this is over, we can be closer to each other as a community’, April 6, 2020
https://www.kuow.org/stories/groups-and-individuals-look-for-ways-to-spread-kindness-during-crisis

Just When They’re Needed Most, Clinics for the Poor Face Drastic Cutbacks, April 4, 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/us/coronavirus-community-clinics-seattle.html

Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ While Also Revisiting Easter Sunday Services, April 4, 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html

As coronavirus spreads, frontline workers press Inslee for more info on where personal protective equipment is going, April 3, 2020
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/as-coronavirus-spreads-frontline-workers-press-inslee-for-more-info-on-where-personal-protective-equipment-is-going/

Census 2020: Good for Your Health, April 3, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/census-2020-good-for-your-health/

Neighborhood eatery Crawfish King serves free lunches to ICHS clinic workers, April 3, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/neighborhood-eatery-crawfish-king-serves-free-lunches-to-ichs-clinic-workers/

Record number of unemployed Americans will stress state Medicaid programs, April 3, 2020
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/record-number-unemployed-americans-will-stress-state-medicaid-programs-n1175491

Serving up a side of generosity during the COVID-19 outbreak, April 2, 2020
https://nwasianweekly.com/2020/04/serving-up-a-side-of-generosity-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Coronavirus daily news updates, April 2: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the nation, April 2, 2020
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/coronavirus-daily-news-updates-april-2-what-to-know-today-about-covid-19-in-the-seattle-area-washington-state-and-the-nation/

Coronavirus spells financial trouble for health clinics serving low-income communities, April 2, 2020
https://crosscut.com/2020/04/coronavirus-spells-financial-trouble-health-clinics-serving-low-income-communities

COVID-19 testing is accelerating in Washington. So is the need, March 31, 2020
https://kuow.org/stories/covid-19-testing-is-accelerating-in-washington-so-is-the-need

Trump’s latest doozy: ‘I haven’t heard about testing being a problem’, March 31, 2020
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-s-latest-doozy-i-haven-t-heard-about-testing-n1172841

Seattle Foundation disburse first $10M of COVID-19 Response Fund to 128 nonprofits, March 30, 2020
https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2020/03/30/seattle-foundation-disperses-10m-covid-19-response.html

Want to Help Small Businesses and Restaurants in Seattle? Here’s How to Donate, March 27, 2020
https://www.thestranger.com/things-to-do/2020/03/27/43257735/want-to-help-small-businesses-and-restaurants-in-seattle-heres-how-to-donate

These 29 photos will show you what the COVID-19 pandemic looks like around the world, March 27, 2020
https://www.news4jax.com/health/2020/03/27/these-29-photos-will-show-you-what-the-covid-19-pandemic-looks-like-around-the-world/

British Prime Minister Has Coronavirus, March 27, 2020
https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/british-prime-minister-has-coronavirus

Want to donate to coronavirus causes in Seattle? Here’s how to help, March 25, 2020
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/want-to-donate-to-coronavirus-causes-in-seattle-heres-how-to-help/

Iconic Pho Bac Revs Up Quirky ‘Pho Mobile’ As Part of Its First-Ever Delivery Service, March 25, 2020
https://seattle.eater.com/2020/3/25/21193605/pho-bac-sup-shop-delivery-takeout-little-saigon

Coronavirus spreads across the U.S., March 24, 2020
https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/coronavirus-spreads-across-the-us-idUSRTS37AB4

How and where to be tested for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 — and who qualifies, March 23, 2020
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/how-and-where-to-be-tested-for-the-coronavirus-that-causes-covid-19/

ICHS offers drive-thru testing of COVID-19, March 23, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/03/drive-thru-covid-testing-in-id/

Coronavirus Hits The Nation, March 21, 2020
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-hits-the-nation/

City Inside/Out: Coronavirus Crisis, March 20, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg3YOsg91qg&feature=youtu.be

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Talk coronavirus with local experts, live music online; meet a unicorn CEO, March 20, 2020
https://www.geekwire.com/2020/geekwire-calendar-picks-talk-coronavirus-local-experts-live-music-online-meet-unicorn-ceo/

Community good in the time of COVID-19, March 20, 2020
https://www.edhat.com/news/community-good-in-the-time-of-covid-19

Senior living residents worried after ID case of COVID, March 19, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/03/senior-living-residents-worried-after-id-case-of-covid/

Through Washington’s COVID-19 Crisis, Health Providers are Quietly at Work, March 17, 2020
https://www.directrelief.org/2020/03/through-washingtons-covid-19-crisis-health-providers-are-quietly-at-work/

They’re treating uninsured Americans. But as coronavirus ramps up, money is running out, March 14, 2020
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/they-re-treating-uninsured-americans-coronavirus-ramps-money-running-out-n1157496

How health care inequity could make the COVID-19 crisis worse, March 13, 2020
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/how-health-care-inequity-could-make-the-covid-19-crisis-worse

Congressman Adam Smith visits ID amid virus concerns, March 12, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/03/congressman-adam-smith-visits-id-amid-virus-concerns/

Seattle’s Chinatown restaurants scramble as COVID-19 fears run amok, March 12, 2020
https://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/food/article/Seattle-Chinatown-restaurants-scramble-COVID-15124259.php

Community Clinics Fighting Coronavirus Could Soon Lose Federal Funding, March 5, 2020
https://truthout.org/articles/community-clinics-fighting-coronavirus-could-soon-lose-federal-funding/

Gov. Inslee urges vigilance against COVID-19, March 5, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/03/gov-inslee-urges-vigilance-against-covid-19/

Tensions rise as US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9, March 3, 2020
https://www.gazettenet.com/Tensions-rise-as-US-death-toll-from-coronavirus-reaches-9-33089443

Tensions rise as U.S. death toll from coronavirus reaches 9, March 3, 2020
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/03/news/nation/tensions-rise-as-u-s-death-toll-from-coronavirus-reaches-9/

Gov. Inslee Visits International District Clinic, Promises Expanded Coronavirus Testing, March 3, 2020
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2020/03/03/43033508/gov-inslee-visits-international-district-clinic-promises-expanded-coronavirus-testing

Governor Inslee visits ICHS clinic, urges vigilance against COVID-19, March 3, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/governor-inslee-visits-ichs-clinic-urges-vigilance-against-covid-19/

Northwest organizations that work with immigrants say the ‘public charge rule’ is causing fear, February 25, 2020
https://www.knkx.org/post/northwest-organizations-work-immigrants-say-public-charge-rule-causing-fear

February is American Heart Month: Eat to lower blood pressure, February 20, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/02/february-is-american-heart-month-eat-to-lower-blood-pressure/

BLOG: New vs. old food perspectives: How to adapt for your health, February 20, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/02/blog-new-vs-old-food-perspectives-how-to-adapt-for-your-health/

Marguerite Luke Young and Maxine Loo: Best friends for 67 years, February 20, 2020
http://nwasianweekly.com/2020/02/marguerite-luke-young-and-maxine-loo-best-friends-for-67-years/

Your weekly guide to Seattle’s hottest events, February 20, 2020
https://www.seattlemag.com/arts-culture/must-list-seattle-wine-and-food-experience-grupo-corpo-children

False coronavirus rumors take a big toll on Kent businesses, February 14, 2020
https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/false-coronavirus-rumors-take-big-toll-kent-businesses/VXMNMB657JEWTPPH3UIQAX3V7E/

As new coronavirus spreads, another epidemic looms: ‘yellow peril’ racism, February 10, 2020
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/as-new-coronavirus-spreads-another-epidemic-looms-yellow-peril-racism/

Local health officials, community leaders denounce stigma surrounding coronavirus, February 7, 2020
https://komonews.com/news/local/local-health-officials-community-leaders-denounce-stigma-surrounding-coronavirus/

Concerns raised about closure of National Archives in Seattle, which contains Chinese Exclusion Act records, February 4, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/concerns-raised-about-closure-of-national-archives-in-seattle-which-contains-chinese-exclusion-act-records/

Outbreak-tested by Measles, Washington state officials feel ready for Coronavirus, January 26, 2020
https://www.npr.org/2020/01/26/799629276/outbreak-tested-by-measles-washington-state-officials-feel-ready-for-coronavirus

The life journey of Yvone Ung leads to a dedication to helping other immigrants and refugees at ICHS, JANUARY 23, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/the-life-journey-of-yvone-ung-leads-to-a-dedication-to-helping-other-immigrants-and-refugees-at-ichs/

Flashback 5: Teresita Batayola, WINTER 2020
https://magazine.bucknell.edu/issue/winter-2020/diverse-public-service/

SCIDpda receives $11 million from the City of Seattle to fund affordable housing project in Beacon Hill, JANUARY 8, 2020
https://iexaminer.org/scidpda-receives-11-million-from-the-city-of-seattle-to-fund-affordable-housing-project-in-beacon-hill/

800 unvaccinated school kids told to stay home, JANUARY 6, 2020
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/800-unvaccinated-school-kids-told-to-stay-home/ar-BBYKChN?li=BBnb7Kz

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