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

  • Walk With a Doc Feature Story

    Physicians Move Texans Toward Healthy Choices

    "I’ve been walking in Lubbock with Dr. Mittal for the past two years. These walks help me get outside more with my community, and they have been a great addition to my exercise routine. I have type 2 diabetes, and along with Dr. Mittal’s care, walking helps me maintain my insulin levels as well as manage my hypertension. The Walk With a Doc Texas program is great!" - Jonathan Salazar Read More

Giving Back Articles

  • Be Wise — Immunize
    Protect Your Community: Apply for a TMA Vaccination GrantHelp protect your community from flu, whooping cough, or other vaccine-preventable diseases with a TMA Be Wise — ImmunizeSM event. To encourage local vaccination events, TMA offers grants of up to $2,500 to TMA members, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical student chapters. Grant applications are due Nov. 1.
  • 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 Key to 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.
  • Scholarship
    TMAF Endowment Helps Make Med School a RealityThe number of Texas medical and osteopathic schools will increase from nine to 14 by 2017, making the new Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Patrick Y. Leung, MD, Minority Scholarship Endowment timely.
  • 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