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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.

PHA Looks to Start Support Groups in New Cities

May 31st, 2022|

Start a PHA support group in your hospital or clinic! Support groups provide patients and caregivers a chance to meet others living with pulmonary hypertension in a welcoming environment intended for education and support. PHA provides training, resources for speakers, meals and more. Learn more.

In-Person Support Groups Resume as Online Meetings Continue

April 12th, 2022|

Some Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) support groups have begun to meet in-person for the first time in two years. Groups that meet in-person must follow PHA’s In-Person Meeting Policy to protect attendees. Support group leaders can choose to hold in-person, virtual or hybrid (in-person with virtual elements) meetings.

Join our Nationwide Support Group on Stress and Anxiety

February 1st, 2022|

Discover ways to navigate stress and anxiety in a nationwide virtual support group meeting. Join the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, experienced support group leaders, people with PH and caregivers from throughout the United States. PHA’s National Support Group Meeting: Connecting to Thrive is set for 4 p.m. EST March 2.

Virtual Support Group Meetings to Continue Through Year-End

August 19th, 2021|

Pulmonary Hypertension Association support group meetings will remain virtual through the end of the year. The decision was influenced by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and PHA’s Board of Trustees, Scientific Leadership Council and Support Group Leader Advisory Board.

Inspiring Hope Among Young Adults with PH

May 13th, 2021|

After attending the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions in 2018, Janessa Curnow decided to become a PHA support group leader and started one in her hometown. Today Janessa leads a telephone support group for young adults with PH.

Study: PH Support Groups Are Good for Your Health

April 29th, 2021|

Your support group participation might improve your life more than you realize. A recently published study shows that support groups improve meaningful health-related outcomes, such as self-care, pulmonary hypertension symptom management, medication adherence and understanding related medical procedures.

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.