Throughout November, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) educated people about pulmonary hypertension risk factors and symptoms. Our award-winning interactive PH Awareness Month calendar received more than 3,000 visits in November.
Our PH Awareness Month social media posts reached 285,435 people through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Our social media posts received 8,004 comments, likes and shares, and 9,870 clicks to our links.
The most popular PH Awareness Month downloads included our PH fact sheet, the PHacing the Future flyer and PHA’s pocket card. This year’s theme was “PHacing the Future Day by Day.”
Throughout the month, PHA shared select recorded sessions from PHA 2022 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions through our PH Awareness Month calendar. Recorded sessions included:
PHA observed CTEPH Awareness Day on Nov. 9 with a Facebook Live event. William Auger, M.D., discussed CTEPH causes, symptoms, risks, diagnosis and treatment. Angela Michelle, who was diagnosed with CTEPH in 2018, shared her diagnosis journey and how the disease has affected her.
We also hosted the PHA Live event “2022 Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension Research” on Nov. 15 with Anna Hemnes, M.D.; Evan Brittain, M.D.; M.Sc., Corey Ventetuolo, M.D.; and Thenappan Thenappan, M.D. The panel shared data and clinical research presented at PHA 2022.
PH Awareness Month’s Day of Action was on Nov. 17. We asked the community was to sign a petition calling for improved oxygen access.
PH Awareness Month festivities concluded Nov. 29 with GivingTuesday. PHA development committee member Mike Lentz, matched all new and increased monthly Sustainers Circle gifts up to $10,000.