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The PHCC Initiative is currently seeking applications for the two committees charged with site review and program oversight.

PHCC Oversight Committee

The Oversight Committee, which serves under the PHA Board of Trustees, is composed of seven members with 3-year terms. Members include physicians, allied health professionals, a lay-person, a representative of the PHA Board of Trustees, and a PHA staff member. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Appoint and govern the PHCC Site Review Committee
  • Analyze and update the PHCC accreditation criteria and corresponding evaluation tools, as necessary
  • Modify accreditation scoring system, as necessary
  • Adjudicate candidate Centers' appeals
  • Manage PHCC finances
  • Oversee and manage conflicts of interest within the Site Review Committee
  • Provide periodic updates on the state of the PHCC program to the PHA Board of Trustees

Members of the Oversight Committee will be expected to convene quarterly meetings, which will be held remotely or in conjunction with other PHA events. Annual PHCC activity is anticipated to occupy approximately seven to ten business days. View the full Oversight Committee description (PDF)

PHCC Review Committee

The Review Committee serves under the Oversight Committee and is composed of 14-20 members with 2-year terms. Members include physicians, allied health professionals, and a PHA staff member. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Review applications from prospective Centers
  • Perform one day site visits of prospective Centers
  • Process appeals from candidate Centers
  • Monitor Centers' status reports (to be completed during accreditation cycle) and notify the Oversight Committee of any PHCC transgressions
  • Re-accredit PHCCs based on the accreditation cycle

Members of the Review Committee will be expected to convene biannual meetings. Site visits will be conducted throughout the year and each member will average approximately one visit per quarter. View the full Review Committee description (PDF)

How to Apply

Download and complete an application (Word)

After completion, email the following files to MichaelG@PHAssociation.org in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format:

  • A completed application form with your contact information;
  • Your résumé or CV.

The application period for the PHCC Oversight Committee and the PHCC Review Committee is currently closed. If you have any questions, please contact PHCC@PHAssociation.org or 301-565-3004 x770.

Raising the Level of Care

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Patients are better informed about comprehensive PH care
  • Patients have improved access to Centers with expertise in PH
  • Patients experience less time between symptom onset and diagnosis
  • A medical community better informed about standards of PH care
  • Therapeutic modalities are appropriately used to improve long-term outcomes
  • Increased opportunities for collaboration between Centers for clinical care and PH research

PHCC Application

To complete your PHCC Application, download the PHCC Application Packet (.zip) today. Submissions are accepted at PHCC@PHAssociation.org.

Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to get the latest updates on the PHCC intiative, contact us at PHCC@PHAssociation.org.

The information provided on the PHA website is provided for general information only. It is not intended as legal, medical or other professional advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with your individual needs.

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