PHA Connects: COVID-19 and Your Health
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) health and wellness series, PHA Connects: COVID-19 and Your Health, aims to educate and support our pulmonary hypertension (PH) community during the COVID-19 pandemic. PHA Connects provides patient education, live interviews and online events that matter to your health and wellness today. You can find additional COVID-19 resources at PHAssociation.org/COVID-19. PHA Connects is made possible through the support of our sponsors.

Upcoming Events

Join us for our upcoming lineup of PHA Connects virtual town halls and support group meetings. Check back for updates. Please note dates are subject to change.
Date Event
June 2 Seattle Community Virtual Support Group
June 4 Nevada Community Virtual Support Group
June 9 Cleveland Community Virtual Support Group
June 11 Hawaii Community Virtual Support Group
June 12 Managing Stress and Anxiety
June 16 Tampa Community Virtual Support Group
June 18 Arkansas Community Virtual Support Group
June 23 Arizona Community Virtual Support Group
June 25 Alaska Community Virtual Support Group
June 26 Make Your PH Emergency Plan
July 14 Pediatric Community Virtual Support Group
July 24 Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Energy
August 7 Exercise and Pulmonary Rehab in PH
August 21 Facebook Live Support Group
September 10 Drug Discovery from Lab to Consumer
September 25 Understanding the PH Drug Pipeline
October 9 Advancements in PH Research


Watch Previous Events in the PHA Connects Series

Preparing for a Telemedicine Appointment

On May 29 the Pulmonary Hypertension Association hosted a virtual town hall on “Preparing for a Telemedicine Appointment.” Participants learned what telemedicine entails, how to prepare for your appointment and how insurance covers a visit. Cardiologist John Ryan and nurse practitioner Jennalyn Mayeux shared real-world experiences in delivering care through telemedicine to help you make the most of your visit. This event was part of our PHA Connects: COVID-19 and Your Health series.

Download our worksheet to help you prepare for and make the most of your telemedicine appointment.

Becoming an Empowered Patient

On May 21, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) hosted an online conversation about how to become an empowered patient with experts Victor Moles, M.D., and pulmonary hypertension (PH) patient Linda Santos Morgan. This event was part of the wellness series, PHA Connects: COVID-19 and Your Health.

Health Insurance Resource – Download PDF

Supplemental Oxygen Resource – Download PDF

Convertirse en un paciente empoderado

El 21 de mayo, la Asociación de Hipertensión Pulmonar (PHA) organizó una conversación en línea sobre cómo convertirse en un paciente empoderado con expertos Víctor Moles, MD, y la paciente con hipertensión pulmonar (HP), Linda Santos Morgan. Este evento fue parte de la serie de bienestar PHA Connects: COVID-19 y su salud.

Recurso de seguro médico – Descargar PDF

Recurso de terapia suplementaria de oxígeno – Descargar PDF

Preguntas y Respuestas con Expertos sobre Hipertensión Pulmonar y COVID-19

Este ayuntamiento virtual presenta una serie de preguntas y respuestas con Gustavo Heresi, M.D., M.S., sobre hipertensión pulmonar (HP) y COVID-19. 

Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19, Your Child, and PH

Discover timely information on what COVID-19 means to you and your family with a virtual town hall from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). This event was held on Friday, April 24, and covers “COVID-19, Your Child and Pulmonary Hypertension.”

Whether you have PH or your child does, learn how to talk to your child about risks, keep your family safe and engage your kids. The event featured two pediatric experts from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston: Elise Caroline Whalen, M.S.N., APRN, FNP-C, C.P.N., a nurse practitioner, and Nidhy P. Varghese, M.D., medical director of the hospital’s pulmonary hypertension (PH) program. The presentation concluded with a Q&A.

This event was the second in the wellness series, PHA Connects: COVID-19 and Your Health.

Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Ron Oudiz

On Friday, April 17, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with Ron Oudiz, M.D., on pulmonary hypertension and COVID-19.

Dr. Oudiz is professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, director of the Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension and clinical director of the Wasserman Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He also serves as the chair of PHA’s Scientific Leadership Council and on the Board of Trustees. He “volunteered” to be the medical editor of Pulmonary Hypertension: A Patient’s Survival Guide and shares in the pride of contributing to this work. In 2011, PHA awarded him with the Physician of the Year Award; he also received the 2015 Legacy Award from PHA for his contributions to the pulmonary hypertension field.

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