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Our support group network has grown to more than 200 groups throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. PHA coordinates the work of nearly 300 leaders – patients and caregivers who are managing their health, their families and their lives – who also volunteer to run patient support group meetings. The Support Group Leadership Training Institute, endowed by United Therapeutics has enabled us to connect these busy leaders in meaningful ways including, but not limited to, providing web-based and telephone trainings.

Why I Volunteer as an Email PHriend

December 17th, 2020|

Krista Cummings, of Richmond, Virginia, remembers her fear and feelings of helpless after her 2009 idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension diagnosis. So she volunteers as a Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) support group leader and Email PHriend.

Get Social! Join a PHA Facebook Group

September 10th, 2020|

Essential social support during the COVID-19 pandemic is possible thanks to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s eight Facebook groups. Pam Kehoe of Wisconsin, who joined the CTEPH group after her diagnosis, shares how the group provides her with a supportive space to exchange stories, news and concerns.

Volunteer Spotlight: New South Dakota Support Group Launches

February 6th, 2020|

When Jeri Nudell was at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s (PHA’s) International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions in Orlando in 2018, she met an inspiring fellow attendee. In their long conversation, Charlotte Gilbert told Jeri

Volunteer Spotlight: Giving Hope to Others

October 10th, 2019|

Bill Kolm, Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) support group leader of the Omaha Area Support Group in Nebraska, has been leading the group for nearly two-and-a-half years. “I have seen so many new patient attendees