We believe everyone should be able to access high-quality care, regardless of country of origin or legal status. As healthcare professionals, community organizers and advocates working with Washington state’s immigrant and refugee communities, we’ve created this resource for up-to-date policy information, community guides and advocacy efforts in our state. Check out our Policy page for information you can share with staff, colleagues and community members.
Who We Are
We are a group of Community Health Centers, healthcare leaders and community stakeholders invested in the health and well-being of our immigrant and refugee communities in Washington state. Our group was initially formed by Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW) and Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) in partnership with the Washington Association for Community Health (WACH). We are led by an Advisory Committee of representatives from the healthcare field.
Our goals are simple: to advance health equity and increase access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for immigrants and refugees in Washington state. We’re working with leaders in the healthcare industry, community partners, nonprofits and interested parties to improve the health status of some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Why? We believe healthcare is a human right, and we want everybody to receive the care they deserve. Learn how you can help us reach our goals and support at-risk communities.
Mission: To provide education and training, advocacy, information, research and support on issues impacting the health and healthcare of Washington’s immigrant and refugee communities.
Vision: To advance health equity and improve the health status of Washington’s immigrant and refugee communities.
- Our work is driven by health equity. We believe health is a human right and that every individual should have the opportunity to lead a healthy life.
- Our work is driven by community. We work very closely with our community health centers and community organizations who meet the needs of our immigrant and refugee communities.
- Our work is driven by advocacy. We advocate for supportive resources, programs, policies to further advance the health of immigrant and refugee communities.
Reviewed on 6/21/2021