Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, debilitating disease in which high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs can lead to right heart failure.

From simple beginnings—four women who met around a kitchen table in Florida in 1991—the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has evolved into a community of over 16,000 PH patients, caregivers, family members and medical professionals. PHA's mission is to find ways to prevent and cure PH, and to provide hope to the community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness.

Join our vibrant community, donate to support PHA's mission, or get involved in advancing the cause.

News & Events

  • Don Stevenson, AKA the Pacing Parson, walks across America to support PHA! Learn how you can support the campaign
  • PHA wins an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of One-of-a-Kind Publications - Education & Training! Read more and check out our award-winning Advocacy Guide
  • Join PHA on the Road in Atlanta (June 20), Philadelphia (July 25), Phoenix (Oct. 3), and St. Louis (Oct. 10)
  • Take part in the Days of Unity 2015 events and fundraisers for PH and PHA happening now through June 20 across the U.S.
  • Fundraising for PHA just got a lot easier! Download the new, free PHA Events app for iPhone or Android
  • PHA's support of PH research grows to more than $15 million with latest grant opportunities
  • PHA receives top rating for 12th consecutive year from Charity Navigator, nation’s premier charity watchdog

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.