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

  • 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 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.
  • Scholarship
    New TMAF Scholarship Endowment Helps Make Medical Education 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