TMA Cares

TMA supports Texas physicians, their families and the health of all Texans by providing caring solutions to meet the challenges they encounter.

Welcome to Giving Back

  • Hard Hats for Little Heads Feature

    Hard Hats for Little Heads: 200,000 Helmets and Counting

    TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway program reached a huge milestone in 2014 — giving away its 200,000th helmet. Keep the momentum going this year with three great opportunities for a helmet giveaway: Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, Texas Child Safety Month in April, and Bike Month in May. Read More

Giving Back Articles

  • TMAF
    TMAF Health Improvement Grants Now AvailableThe TMA Foundation (TMAF) is accepting applications for its two health improvement grant programs for 2015-16. County medical societies and TMA Alliance chapters may apply for up to $7,500 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Community Grant Program. Medical student chapters may apply for up to $3,000 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Student Community Leadership Grants Program.
  • Public Health Outreach
    Walk the WalkReady to practice what you preach? TMA's Walk With a Doc program is part of a national grassroots movement devoted to encouraging healthy physical activity. We want to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improve the health and well-being of our country, and we want your help.
  • IMMUNIZATIONS
    The Truth About Shots: Physicians Play Key Role in Educating PatientsIn 1998, The Lancet published a case report by English physician Andrew Wakefield, MD, that linked the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to a new syndrome of autism and bowel disease. The report set off frenzied media coverage, and some critics say it led to thousands of unnecessary illnesses.
  • PUBLIC HEALTH
    Sign Up 18-Year-Olds for ImmTracUnless children fill out an ImmTrac Adult Consent Form when they turn 18, the state will purge their immunization records from the ImmTrac immunization registry one year later.

Opportunities

Bring Your Vision of Good Health To Life

Each year, TMA Foundation invites county medical societies and others to apply for grants to support a locally designed community health outreach effort.  Show your community how medicine cares. Read More