• TMAF Funded Programs

    • Turning Good Ideas Into Better Health

      TMAF funded projects are selected on their ability to target urgent health needs affecting a large segment of the state's residents with results that can be measured. Projects often involve public-private partnerships, which maximize the effectiveness of programs and enable efforts to be tailored to meet local needs. 

      Funded initiatives focus on the public health and science priorities of TMA: health promotion and disease prevention; targeted public health issues; science-based clinical decision making; public health advocacy and resources; scientific information; and border health. Proposals come from TMA, its component societies, or are submitted jointly for projects done in cooperation with outside organizations. Click on “Read More” in this section to learn about the five major TMA programs supported by the foundation. For recent program accomplishments, see the Impact and Results section below.
  • Videos Show Impact and Results

    • Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching

      Jo Williams, Spicewood Elementary’s secondary winner of the 2012 TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, recently was awarded a $500 grant.

       See a Photo   

    • TMA's Minority Scholarship Program

      Rogelio Garcia, one of nine outstanding first-year medical school students who received a $5,000 scholarship in May through TMA’s 2012 Minority Scholarship Program, discusses what is inspiring him to pursue medicine as a way to create “Healthy Futures.”

      Hear His Story 

    • TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads

      Connecting TMA and TMA Alliance members to other volunteers in their communities, TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads is working to ensure the health and safety of children across the state.

      See the Program in Action 

    • Be Wise - Immunize

      Terri Andrews, Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance member, TMAF board member, and Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County president, explains how TMAF-funded programs, such as Be Wise - Immunize, are helping create a “Healthy Now.” 

      Hear Her Story 

  • More About Funded Programs

    • Community Grants Awarded for 2013-2014
      Each year TMAF accepts applications from county medical societies, alliance or medical student chapters for community health improvement programs. Society and alliance chapters may apply for up to $7,500 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Community Grant Program and medical student chapters may apply for up to $3,000 in matching funds from the TMAF Medical Student Community Leadership Grants Program. Read about the 2013-2014 Community Grant Winners!  
    • Choosing Wisely®: Quality and Patient Safety
      The national Choosing Wisely campaign encourages physician-patient conversations about getting the right care at the right time. TMA will be offering a CME track about Choosing Wisely on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The program will include several physician speakers from throughout the state.  Each speaker will present on the benefits of Choosing Wisely from different practice setting and specialty perspectives.  Physicians can earn CME while hearing about this program and how it can benefit their practice at TexMed 2014. CME is free with TexMed registration.  For additional information, please visit our Choosing Wisely webpage at http://www.texmed.org/choosingwisely/.
    • Quality Poster Session
      Have a quality improvement success you want to present? Submit your abstract today. TMA's second annual Quality Poster Session will take place at TexMed 2014 in Fort Worth in May to celebrate Texas physicians who exceled in implementing quality improvement projects. All selected submissions will receive a modest stipend and first, second, and third place winners will receive special recognition at TexMed 2014 and in Texas Medicine magazine.  For additional information or to download an application packet, please visit our Quality Poster Session webpage at http://www.texmed.org/QualityPosters/. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 21, 2014.
    • 2012-2013 Community Grants
      In 2012, the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees approved the following grants to projects of TMA county medical societies, county alliance and medical student chapters to improve the health of all Texans.  
    • 2013 Ernest and Sarah Butler Excellence in Science Teaching Awards Recipients
      Read about how this year’s winners are impacting the next generation to be curious, productive citizens of tomorrow!
    • 2013 TMA Minority Scholarship Recipients
       Meet the first-year Texas medical students awarded a scholarship in 2013!
    • Community Grants Through the Years

      Since 1998, preventing disease and injury has been the focus of the foundation’s community grant programs. Each year, TMAF invites TMA’s county medical societies (CMS) and alliance and medical student chapters to apply for a grant in support of their local health improvement initiatives.

      See All Community Grants Made