• Public Health Outreach

    • Funding Available for Vaccination Events

      You can receive up to $2,500 to support local vaccination events. TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM offers Local Impact Grants for events that target children, adolescents, or adults. Eligible applicants are physicians, medical students, TMA Alliance chapters, and county medical societies. Application deadlines are March 1, July 1, and Nov. 1.
  • TMA's Public Health Outreach Programs

    • Be Wise — Immunize
      Be Wise — ImmunizeSM  is a public health initiative of the Texas Medical Association. The program works with physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members to improve vaccination rates in Texas through education and hands-on immunization clinics. Be Wise offers physicians current information and best practices on vaccinations, and educational materials to promote the importance, safety, and effectiveness of vaccines. Be Wise also provides funding, educational and promotional materials, and merchandise to enhance local vaccination events Thanks to H-E-B and TMF Health Quality Institute for generous gifts that provide major support for the Be Wise — Immunize program.
    • Hard Hats for Little Heads
      The Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Head bicycle helmet giveaway program was created to help reduce head injury among Texas children. A properly fitting helmet can prevent almost all head injuries — up to 85 percent — the most common cause of disability or death in a bicycle crash. Hard Hats for Little Heads promotes fun exercise, and teaches parents and children the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet. Hard Hats for Little Heads is made possible through a grant from the TMA Foundation thanks to top donors — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Prudential, and two anonymous foundations — and gifts from physicians and their families
    • Walk With a Doc
      Walk with a Doc is a non-profit organization that encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and seeks to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir, a board certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio who practices with the Mount Carmel Health System.

      TMA is now part of this national grassroots movement. The program has a proven track record of helping people commit to a healthy lifestyle through monthly, physician-led walks throughout Texas. Strengthen your trusted leader role in your community and participate in a healthy activity with your patients.