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PFF Care Center Network

Working together to improve patient outcomes.

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is dedicated to promoting earlier recognition and diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis and ensuring that patients receive the highest quality healthcare. As part of that commitment, over the past three years the PFF has worked with the PF medical community to establish the PFF Care Center Network, where people with PF can find experienced medical professionals who understand their disease and support services to improve the quality of their lives. 

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Medical centers that meet the criteria of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network are invited to apply to become an official site. Please note that the PFF’s requirements for Care Center Network sites were recently expanded to also include the perspective of patients, caregivers, medical providers and allied health professionals from across the country. The application cycle for new centers will close on April 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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what is a pff care center network site?

The PFF Care Center Network (CCN) is a growing group of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating people living with PF. Disease management can be complex. The CCN is comprised of centers that have the necessary resources and specialized staff to fully manage the disease. PF Care Centers embrace a multidisciplinary approach to provide the most comprehensive patient care. Experts in pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, radiology, pathology, and nursing specializing in interstitial lung disease comprise the care team at each PF Care Center.


Because of the CCN’s multidisciplinary approach, patients benefit from a more accurate diagnosis, recommendations for continuing care, assistance in locating essential social services, and the opportunity to participate in collaborative research. Each patient is considered and treated individually. PF Care Centers work with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to actively engage their local PF communities to provide a range of educational and research activities. The sites are involved with other PFF Signature Programs and have established and maintain PF support groups to allow the local PF community to connect with and learn from others impacted by the disease.


In addition to providing outstanding medical care, the Care Center Network forms an infrastructure that facilitates the conduct of high-quality clinical and translational research that is helping us better understand PF, an important step toward a cure. The PFF Patient Registry is a clinical research registry conducted at PFF Care Centers that works toward these goals. At the moment, you must be a patient at a PFF Care Center in order to participate in the Registry.

where can i find a PFF care center Network site?

All CCN Sites

Find a PFF Care Center Network (CCN) Site
CCN Fact Sheet (includes printable list of sites)

If there is not a CCN site near you, please contact the PFF Patient Communication Center at 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or to identify regional pulmonary fibrosis centers in your area and to receive current disease education information.

how is the pff care center network funded?

The PFF Care Center Network is funded through the generous support of corporations, foundations, and individuals who have been impacted by PF who realize that the creation of a comprehensive health care network is fundamentally important to improving the lives of individuals with PF. If you would like to contribute to this important program, please donate now.

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