Learn More About the PHCC Initiative

Community engagement has been central to the development of the PHCC initiative from the beginning. Webinars have been held informing the community of the development process and details as they became available.

October 14, 2015

In this fourth webinar, Murali Chakinala, MD; Michael McGoon, MD; and Olivia Onyeador (PHA) discuss the PHCC Centers of Comprehensive Care (CCC) and Regional Clinical Program (RCP) criteria, as well as the online application and site review process, while answering questions from webinar attendees.

June 2, 2014

In this third webinar, Erika Berman Rosenzweig, MD; Richard Channick, MD; Murali Chakinala, MD; and Michael McGoon, MD discuss lessons learned from the PHCC pilot program, how PHA is rolling out this program, accreditation fees required to sustain the initiative and what will be provided to interested applicants in the PHCC Pre-Launch Packet.

December 11, 2013 - Criteria Overview

In this second webinar, Richard Channick, MD; Murali Chakinala, MD; Ron Oudiz, MD; Abby Poms, RRT; and Joel Wirth, MD provide an in-depth overview of the criteria for designation as a Center of Comprehensive Care (CCC) or a Regional Clinical Program (RCP).

August 7, 2013 - PHCC Overview

In this first webinar, Richard Channick, MD; Murali Chakinala, MD; Abby Poms, RRT; and Joel Wirth, MD; discuss the historical development, governance structure, and provide a broad overview of the PHCC criteria that are being considered for inclusion in the program.


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


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