Bich Ha Pham is a policy, advocacy, and communications professional with experience in developing and executing strategic advocacy and communications plans that generated significant press coverage, awareness, and policy change for lower-income individuals and communities.
Bich Ha is a Manager, Communications and Policy, Healthcare Anchor Network with the Democracy Collaborative, where she works on communications and advocacy for various initiatives including the Healthcare Anchor Network. Bich Ha previously worked on a number of exciting projects, including the path-breaking campaign that resulted in New York City support for worker cooperatives, as well as the community wealth building policy work at the NYC Public Advocate's office as Director of Policy. Bich Ha’s previous roles also included being the Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of NYS and the Policy Director at FPWA.
She has authored a number of research and policy publications, including “Advancing Economic Opportunity in New York City – The Role of Credit Unions, Community Banks and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)” and “The State of New York’s Social Safety Net for Today’s Hard Times”.
She has extensive media experience and has been interviewed by The New York Times, NY1 News, Associated Press, Reuters, In These Times, The Village Voice, international media, and various radio stations. She received her Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and BA from Washington State University.
- Grantmakers in Health
Health care institutions, as anchors in their communities, have the opportunity to meaningfully invest in their communities. Local investments have the potential to help in the creation of a new, democratic economy.
- Grantmakers in Health - Views from the Field
- Submitted by bpham@democracy... on May 29th, 2019
Hospitals and health systems, particularly nonprofit ones, are challenged with providing top healthcare in ever changing and challenging financial, regulatory, and service environments. They manage thousands of staff and provide care to nearly every American at some point in their lives. Read more about Harvard School of Public Health Highlights UMass Memorial's Anchor Journey...
The Democracy Collaborative’s new report Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges with Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions discusses the role of anchor institutions and collaboratives in leveraging the power of their economic assets to address social and economic disparities and to revitalize local communities.
The report focuses on the work of anchor institutions and partner organizations that have joined to form place-based networks, or anchor collaboratives, to develop, implement, and support shared goals and initiatives that advance equitable and inclusive economic development strategies. Anchor mission work is not easy, but our hope is that this state of the field report will provide information and assistance to groups wanting to do anchor mission work or to create anchor collaboratives.
- Build Healthy Places Network
Many anchor institutions are also major landowners in their communities, and many are already engaged in housing programs such as employer-assisted housing. Anchor institutions can and should employ CLTs to maximize the impact of their long-term investments in housing for their workforce, and utilize and support CLTs to help build more inclusive communities around their institutions more generally.