The headline above may be a somewhat misleading statement because the International District (ID) has recently received a lot of attention, due to the death/homicide of Donnie Chin, hookah lounge controversy, and very violent neighborhood crime. The attention we are receiving is not flattering. It is hard to evaluate when you are judging what you […]
More International District violence — Shooting in vicinity of hookah lounge leaves man battling for life
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A man is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after he was shot multiple times in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of a hookah lounge in the International District on August 23rd. Galma Adam Waqo, 21, is being charged with First Degree Attempted Murder for his […]
Million dollar bail suggested for alleged ID shooter
The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of “murder in the first degree.” The bail suggested was $1,000,000. The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. The shooting took place around […]
New ICHS clinic opening in Bellevue in this spring
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.
Get free help signing up for health insurance
The International Community Health Services (ICHS) offers free help to Washington residents to enroll or answer questions about health coverage options through Washington “Healthplanfinder.”
ICHS to help Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese speakers with health care enrollment
The International Community Health Services in the International District and Holly Park have certified in-person health navigators to help native speakers of APA languages with enrolling in the state health care exchanges.
The Rainier Valley — a neighborhood continually in flux
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The heart and soul of Rainier Valley can be summed up by the mural on the Darigold plant just outside of Columbia City.
ICHS kicks off campaign to open new center
By Ron Chew For Northwest Asian Weekly International Community Health Services (ICHS), the largest Asian Pacific Islander health care organization in the Pacific Northwest, recently announced plans to develop a new medical-dental clinic in Shoreline.
ICHS nationally recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home
International Community Health Services received national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), issued by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA issued the recognition after an extensive review of the International District and Holly Park clinics. The recognition credits medical facilities that combine access, teamwork, and technology to deliver quality care and […]
ICHS voices concern over basic health and other health service cuts in governor’s proposed budget
International Community Health Services (ICHS), which helps low-income and uninsured people in Seattle, especially in the Asian Pacific Islander community, could see 80 percent more medically uninsured patients and an approximate $800,000 budget shortfall next year if Basic Health cuts unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire become law.