WHY IS THE PFF CARE CENTER NETWORK IMPORTANT TO THE PF COMMUNITY?
Health care experts at CCN sites have extensive experience in the treatment of PF and are dedicated to the care of patients with this disease. The specific cause of PF, whether environmental, related to another illness, unknown (idiopathic), or otherwise, can significantly impact the progression of the disease and treatment options, so it is important that each patient be considered and treated individually. Because of the CCN sites’ multidisciplinary approach, patients benefit from a more accurate diagnosis, recommendations for continuing care, assistance in delivering essential social services, and the opportunity to participate in collaborative research.
CCN sites will work with the PFF to actively engage their local PF communities, and promote quality of life, instructional, and research objectives with their activities. The sites will be involved with other PFF Signature Programs, including providing pulmonary fibrosis support groups to allow local communities to connect with and learn from others impacted by the disease.