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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.

Support Group Leader Stays Strong Through Faith and Family

April 15th, 2021|

Gwendolyn Brown has lived with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) for more than 40 years. She has survived a heart attack, three strokes and 11 mini strokes. She leads the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s Cleveland Community Support Group and is a minister at Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ.

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.