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The PHCC Initiative will be seeking applications for the committee charged with program oversight.

PHCC Oversight Committee

The Oversight Committee, which serves under the PHCC Board of Directors, is composed of nine 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
  • Monitor Centers' status reports (to be completed during accreditation cycle)
  • Oversee and manage conflicts of interest within the PHCC Site Review Committee
  • Provide periodic updates, in conjunction with the PHCC Board of Directors, on the state of the PHCC program to the PHA Board of Trustees

Members of the Oversight Committee will be expected to convene monthly 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 20-25 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 and notify the Oversight Committee of any PHCC transgressions
  • Re-accredit PHCCs based on the accreditation cycle
  • Attend monthly teleconferences to vote on accreditation of applicant programs

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 PHCC@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.

Applications for the PHCC Oversight Committee will be accepted until COB on Friday, November 18, 2016. The application period for the PHCC Review Committee is currently closed. If you have any questions, please contact PHCC@PHAssociation.org or 301-565-3004 x778.

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 Instructions Packet (.zip) then access the application portal to begin your application. Please direct questions to PHCC@PHAssociation.org.

Questions?

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

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