TACOMA, Wash. – A smoke-free housing PSA is now running in Pierce County movie theaters. It’s an effort to end tobacco use and educate about the dangers of residential smoking. “The state fire marshal reports smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in Washington,” said George Hermosillo, smoke-free housing coordinator. “We want people living […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Dozens of long-distance fun runs and walks take place throughout the year in the Pacific Northwest, each focused on a different cause or theme, as well as set in different geographical locations. Ethnic diversity in participation has been limited until now, and Seattle-based International Community Health Services (ICHS) is […]
By Tina Lu Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans as well as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) are the fastest growing racial groups in the West, according to a report released last week by the advocacy organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ). The report provides the latest data on the growing Asian American and NHPI […]
By Nodyia Fedrick Northwest Asian Weekly If you check out the OCA-Greater Seattle’s website you’ll read a standard description of what the 20-year-old nonprofit is about: social justice and civil rights for its Asian community. But speak to its members and you’re sure to hear the message come alive. “When there’s injustice being done, we’re […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Preston Bhang is a pioneer in the city of Seattle. He was the first Korean American firefighter for the Seattle Fire Department. Bhang retired two years ago but still promotes the job he served for over 4 decades and encourages Asian Pacific Islanders to take advantage of the current […]
Sunshine Monastrial was recently promoted to Planning, Development, & Evaluation Supervisor at the International Community Health Services (ICHS), a non-profit community health center that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community. In this role, she drives the development of ICHS’ community needs assessments; strategic, […]
By Mark Okazaki Special for Northwest Asian Weekly “We were totally left out.” That is how long-time community activist Alan Sugiyama characterized the recent appointment of four Assistant Police Chiefs, none of whom were Asian Pacific Islanders, under the relatively new command of Seattle’s top cop, Kathleen O’Toole. Sugiyama went on to say that there […]
International Community Health Services (ICHS) and the ICHS Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Bamboo Award for Health, to recognize the outstanding work of people and organizations in supporting ICHS and its mission. The nominations will be accepted until March 6. The award will be presented at the ICHS Bloom Gala on […]
By Truc Allen Northwest Asian Weekly My life has been a little lonely. Ever since I first put on a climbing harness, stepped into snow skis, got my first skateboard kickflip, or even my first whitewater combat roll, I’ve always been a little alone.
By Ron Chew Contributor to Northwest Asian Weekly A new clinic will be coming to Bellevue in April, giving people another option for high quality and affordable health care.