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

  • Doc with baby

    Free Bike Helmets for Pediatricians, Family Physicians

    The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) support TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program by purchasing up to 50 helmets for their members to host helmet giveaway events. TMA matches the purchase, so TAFP and TPS members receive up to 100 helmets at no cost for their giveaways. Read More

Giving Back Articles

  • 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, TheLancet 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.
  • TMAF
    TMAF to Fund More Programs in 2014TMA has launched two new health improvement initiatives, bringing the total number of TMA Foundation (TMAF)-funded grant programs to seven this year. This represents nearly $390,000 in grant support from TMA's philanthropic arm, up from $329,000 in 2013.
  • 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