Saturday, January 24, 2015

January is Mentor Month

January is Mentor Month, and PHA can help match you with a PH Email Mentor, whether you are a patient or a caregiver. Our team of experienced and caring patients and caregivers is ready to answer your questions about living with pulmonary hypertension. They are available to answer questions or for ongoing email relationships up to three months in length. Mentors can't offer medical advice, but they can share what they've learned along the way, point you in the direction of information and resources of value, and work with you to develop strategies for coping with PH in your own life. Learn more. Or, if you’d like, you can apply to be a PHriend and help other patients like you.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Inspire Your Heart with Art!

Saturday, Jan. 31, is National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. Whether you are a professional artist, seasonal crafter or amateur poet, we encourage you to inspire your heart with art. Share your art (visual, written, uncategorizable, etc.) with us, and we will share it with the community on Jan. 31, to help inspire others. Or, let us know how you inspire your heart. Want somewhere to start? Take a look at PHA Classroom's Creative Expression e-Learning Guide.

Email submissions to

Spring and Summer Internship Opportunities at PHA’s internships span across a wide range of projects, programs and services, and we invite you to pursue your career interests through an internship experience with us.

Our goal is to provide you with an internship experience that will allow you to develop new skills for your future career. We are not interested in providing you with hours of boring administrative work or asking you to fetch coffee for staff. Over the years, some of our interns have even joined us as full-time employees. PHA values its interns as contributing members of our team.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Recognize Rare Disease Day in Your Workplace
Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28 offers an opportunity to support the larger rare disease community while raising awareness for pulmonary hypertension. Your workplace, or that of a friend or family member, is a great place to start. Order free global genes ribbons, take a Handprints Across America photo, or hand out PH wallet cards from your desk. Join 30 million Americans working to end rare diseases.

PHA Thanks You

Our dedicated donors and volunteers make it possible for PHA to continue our work of providing support, education, awareness and research programs that offer hope for the PH community. Thank you to everyone who supported PHA in 2014 by donating or volunteering. We look forward to working with you in 2015 and beyond to provide the programs and services that make a difference in your life.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Shop PHA for Resources and More
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association has an online store full of valuable resources, awareness-raising apparel and the Pulmonary Hypertension: A Patient's Survival Guide. Many of our resources are free, so browse online today to discover everything the PHA store has to offer.

State of PHA - A Year in Review with the President
Online Webinar
Monday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. ET

Every year at PHA takes on a special meaning, and 2014 was no different. This past year was marked by continued progress in the fight against PH through research, education, advocacy and awareness. In this webinar, PHA President Rino Aldrighetti will discuss the current state of PHA and the growth of the PH community. He will review PHA’s recent accomplishments and share goals for 2015. Register for this webinar.