Stories with related Professional Interests

Lobbying Tips - 01/14/2021

The involvement of physicians, medical students and alliance members is vital to the success of TMA’s grassroots lobbying efforts. A vital asset to TMA’s professional lobbying team, only you can give your state legislators the most accurate picture about how the issues really affect the practice of medicine and the patients of Texas. TMA offers some tips for lobbying your legislator on the issues of importance to you.


Texas Law: Health Care Worker Vaccination and Patient Safety - 04/26/2018

TMA worked closely with the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Texas Nurses Association and the Texas Hospital Association to support the legislation which goes into effect on September 1, 2012.The legislation requires each health care facility that is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services, to have a policy that identifies the requirements for vaccination for each employee or anyone that comes into contact with patients in their facility. This includes physicians, volunteers, or others that are not directly employed by a facility.


How to be an Effective Lobbyist for Medicine - 05/12/2016

The involvement of physicians, medical students and alliance members is vital to the success of TMA’s grassroots lobbying efforts. A vital asset to TMA’s professional lobbying team, only you can give your state legislators the most accurate picture about how the issues really affect the practice of medicine and the patients of Texas.


Texas Legislative Glossary - 05/12/2016

Texas Legislative Glossary


Obesity Prevention - 05/06/2016

Obesity continues to threaten Texas’ physical and fiscal health. More than 40 percent of Texas children are overweight or obese. Research indicates an overweight child has a 70 percent chance to be overweight or obese as an adult.