On Oct. 21, the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation awarded a grant of $175,000 to the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation to support women’s health care access.
Teresita Batayola, CEO at ICHS, said the grant is incredibly timely. Recently, the Women’s Preventive Health Program ran out of funds to support breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings, and it had begun cancelling appointments. “We’re overjoyed,“ Batayola said. “This generous gift comes at the 11th hour for us. We can breathe a sigh of relief for now that women from our community can still have access to these services.”
Last year, the ICHS clinics served more than 18,600 unduplicated patients, primarily within the Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant population. (end)