The Nueces County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance has received a $1,500 grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program. The funds will help the alliance provide free vaccinations to local children as they prepare for school next August. Vaccinations are important, safe, and effective in preventing deadly diseases, such as whooping cough, measles, and mumps among children.
The Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants, new this year, help physicians, medical students, and county medical society alliance members provide vaccinations to underserved Texans. The Nueces CMS Alliance was among six organizations to receive a grant through this program in 2012. Since 2004, the Be Wise program has given more than 234,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults.
Be Wise — Immunize and the local impact grants are funded by a grant TMA has received from the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families. Through this support, Be Wise — Immunize was able to provide grants totaling $9,500 to support vaccinations across Texas in 2012.
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 46,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the association and raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine.
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Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association.
Nov. 15, 2012
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