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Chinatown-International District and Seattle-area Asian communities have felt the effects of COVID-19 since January, and the IE is working to cover our stories, updates, experiences, activism and how we care for one another.

Trafficking and violence survivors from marginalized communities face challenges with remote services, due to...

With the lifting of mask and vaccination requirements in Washington state this month, API Chaya is looking forward to helping survivors with more in-person assistance. API Chaya, formerly API Women & Family Safety Center, is...

Poised to retire, ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola looks back

Teresita Batayola plans to retire as CEO of International Community Health Services (ICHS) in December 2022, after 18 years leading the state’s largest Asian American and Pacific Islander healthcare non-profit, which now provides affordable,...

UW students, staff hoping for hybrid classes through Omicron

As University of Washington announced a change back to in-person classes, students and staff are expressing hopes for the school to continue offering both in-person and online options for students. On Jan. 24, the University...

Three Lunar New Year stories around Seattle: Remembering, discovering, and transitioning

Lunar New Year is a widely celebrated holiday across Asia and throughout Asian diasporic communities in the world. I talked to three Asian-Americans around Seattle, wondering about their memories of Lunar New Year, their...

Remembering solidarity and resilience at rallies in 2021

This article is part of a special project between the International Examiner and the South Seattle Emerald to produce content in 2022 addressing Asian and Pacific Islander racism and resilience. This content was made...

ICHS begins distribution of at-home COVID-19 test kits as part of the Biden administration’s...

Irma Garcia has been feeling unsettled by the news of COVID-19 cases rapidly rising across King County. After hearing about the International Community Health Services (ICHS) walk-in COVID-19 vaccination event on Jan. 6 at...

ICHS COVID-19 virtual summit equips youth with information to be health ambassadors

Over 150 young people, ages 11 to 19, from throughout Washington state joined the International Community Health Services (ICHS) team and community health partners for the “COVID-19 Virtual Youth Summit To Build a Healthy...

Union hotline guides hospitality workers through pandemic’s economic fallout

Hospitality workers, such as room cleaners in high-rise hotels, sports stadium kitchen staff and tech campus baristas, have been left behind by the government’s pandemic recovery efforts. These workers, who are disproportionately immigrants, women...

New ICHS Foundation executive director Heidi Wong: ‘ICHS part of movement toward just, equitable...

The ICHS Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support the mission of International Community Health Services (ICHS) to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services and promote health equity...

COVID-19 in 2020: Standing Up to Hate

This piece is part of COVID-19 in 2020: A look back on health equity & community resilience in Chinatown-International District. The project was led by Seattle photo-journalist Karen Ducey and former ICHS marketing and...