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, is walking across America to support PHA! On July 1, Don passed the 1,000-mile mark in Montana. Support Don today
    • Read the latest news report on the Pacing Parson in the Havre (Mont.) Daily News; find more coverage on our media page
    • June 29 was World Scleroderma Day. Read PHA's resources on PH and scleroderma and learn more from the Scleroderma Foundation
    • Register for a free webinar on Lung Transplantation for PH, with Dr. Patricia George, Weds., July 8, 3 p.m. ET
    • Come to the PH Education Day in Seattle, Saturday, July 18! Learn more and register
    • Join PHA on the Road in Philadelphia (July 25), Phoenix (Oct. 3), and St. Louis (Oct. 10)
    • Team O2 breathe does the Race Across the West in support of pulmonary hypertension
    • Nine more PH Care Centers receive accreditation, bringing total to 26 in the U.S.
    • Fundraising for PHA just got a lot easier! Download the new, free PHA Events app for iPhone or Android
    • 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

Find more news & events on the PHA Daily Beat blog.

 

Featured Video: PHA on the Road, Atlanta, Ga.

 

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NORD

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.