Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a disease affecting the arteries of the lungs. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, or social or ethnic background. In pulmonary hypertension, the arteries of the lungs become narrowed and scarred. This can result in almost complete closing of the arteries, and can lead to heart failure. PH is a life-threatening disease for which there is currently no cure.
PHA Canada's Pediatrics Committee has put together a list of resources for parents/guardians of children with PH. Resources included in the School Package are specially designed to assist parent in the process of informing a school (or daycare or camp) about a child's needs and conditions.
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) is a national registered charitable organization, established by patients, caregivers, parents and family members affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH). Our vision is a better life for all Canadians living with PH. Our mission is to empower the Canadian PH community through awareness, advocacy, education, research and patient support.
PHA Canada has been accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.
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