Press Play, turn up your speakers & get ready to sing!
The artwork above was inspired by the cardiac echogram a test patients are given as part of their PH diagnosis and treatment. It is the cover art to our PH booklet "Understanding & Living with Pulmonary Hypertension". It won a National art award through Avante cards and will be distributed across the country on thousands of postcards produced by Avante promoting PH. Artist Helen Blanchard.
Welcome to the PHamily
The PHWA "We are PHamily" Project 2015/16 proudly supported by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association USA, Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Services Award & generously funded by Gilead.
It was with great excitement and anticipation that we began the grants process for the 2015 Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Service Award proudly supported by our sister organisation PHA USA. The chance to see a vision come to life and grow from a dream into reality pushed us forward as we spent weeks in discussion going over exactly what we wanted to achieve, formulating a plan, seeing if it was a good fit, then writing it all down. This grant only goes to 12 people internationally including the USA. 2015 saw more grants go to overseas PH Warriors than ever before. The ideas from previous grant years were also an inspiration to read and think about.
In reality we knew it was a long shot to be a successful applicant but decided it was worth the effort anyway. We are so glad that we did because being told we were one of the 12 winners this year was overwhelming to say the least. To know that the dream would now become a reality had our Coordinator Grants & Development Helen, dancing around the room and singing "We are PHamily", which is why it's attached above in YouTube form for you to sing a long to as well.
We found out that we had won in May 2015 and planning began immediately for the stage one release of our new patient resources the "PH Patient Pack" or "3-P-Pack" for short. This is a short booklet on "Understanding and Living with Pulmonary Hypertension".
Inside this pack will be an assortment of resources for the patient and carer, family and friends. A variety of information specific to the needs of patients living in Western Australia. We have collaborated with many incredible people over this new resource as it's the first of its kind in our state that is compiled and written by patients for patients, and we are very excited about releasing it. The grant proposed release date is June 30, 2016 and we are nearly ready to have phase one of the launch of all the great resources both hard copy and electronic.
So stay tuned for all the exciting things to come to do with our many projects, both this one and our next project "The PH Puzzle" & "GP Aware"! PH packs will be distributed to the PHWA membership first. They will then be distributed to the cooperating accredited PH Centres in WA. We are more than happy to share this wonderful resource with anyone who would like it in hardcopy here in Western Australia and elsewhere. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you your PHWA editor & team.
MORE IMAGES OF PACK CONTENTS CLICK HERE
Being a part of our PHamily means being supported by the largest Pulmonary Hypertension Association in the world, our sister group PHA USA.