Champions of Change
Cathy Phan is the Affordable Care Act Program Coordinator, Asian American Health Coalition (AAHC) at Hope Clinic. HOPE Clinic, a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center founded in 2002, provides affordable health services to patients of all ages and promotes preventative care, encourages a healthy lifestyle, and advocates for health equity for all. As the Affordable Care Act Program Coordinator, Cathy led HOPE Clinic’s efforts to collaborate with over 18 different community partners in over 14 different languages to provide health outreach and education in the Greater Houston area. Under Cathy’s leadership, over 8,000 people were thoroughly educated on the topic of the Affordable Care Act, and over 1,800 people received one-on-one assistance to enroll into the Marketplace. To improve the health of the Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander community, Cathy hopes to continue championing for easier access to healthcare, believing that high quality healthcare should be a right that is available to everyone in a convenient manner.