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

    TMA to Give More Than 6,000 Bicycle Helmets to Texas

    TMA will give away 6,151 free bicycle helmets to Texas children in October, more helmets than TMA has ever given in a month, to celebrate the 20th birthday of its Hard Hats for Little Heads program.  Read More

Giving Back Articles

  • TMA Foundation
    Nominate a Teacher for Excellence in Science Teaching AwardTMA is giving away $24,000 in cash prizes to great science teachers. Please help spread the word. Three Texas science teachers will receive $5,000 each and an all-expense paid trip to TMA's annual conference for the TMA Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching presentation ceremony in May 2015. Their schools will receive a $2,000 award to use toward the science curriculum. In addition, second-place winners receive $1,000 for their schools.
  • 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