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Last Chance to Order Bicycle Helmets to Give to Your Community’s Children - 12/22/2020

Although the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program will pause in early 2021 because of COVID-19, TMA’s remaining helmet inventory is available for purchase through the end of December for use at “safe” giveaways in the new year, such as during well-checks.

TCEP Kicks Off Hard Hats for Little Heads Collaboration - 12/16/2020

More than 300 students at Waverly Park Elementary School in Fort Worth received some early holiday cheer in late November with a free bicycle helmet from the Texas College of Emergency Physicians in conjunction with TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program.

Hard Hats for Little Heads to Take Hiatus in Early 2021 - 12/08/2020

Because health fairs and similar community events aren’t a safe option right now, the Texas Medical Association will pause Hard Hats operations in early 2021.

TMA Bike Helmets + Holiday Gift Giveaways = Safe, Happy Kids - 11/13/2020

As the holidays approach, the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway program provides a way to put smiles – and safety – into the lives of children in your community.

TMA Has Bike Helmets For Your Next Giveaway - 11/13/2020

If you want to help kids in your community get outside and stay active, consider hosting a Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway. By hosting an event, you can join with the Texas Medical Association to urge Texas kids: “Get Moving. Stay Safe. Wear a Helmet.”

Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grants - 10/28/2020

Apply for a grant.TMA’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM is accepting applications for local vaccination programs.

UTHealth San Antonio Long School of Medicine Wins TMA’s Med Student Chapter of Year Award - 10/16/2020

The UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine has received the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) 2019-20 Chapter of the Year Award. TMA’s House of Delegates policymaking body announced the award during its virtual meeting earlier this month.

Community Outreach/Giving Back - 10/07/2020

TMA members are encouraged to participate in various TMA public health and outreach programs.

Here’s Everything You Need to Spread the Word About Flu Vaccines - 10/01/2020

Today is Texas Influenza Awareness Day, which the Texas Department of State Health Services designated to stress the importance of every Texan over 6 months old receiving a seasonal flu vaccine. The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – Immunize program has created several tools and resources you can use to get the word out today and throughout flu season.

Vaccination Social Media Toolkit - 09/30/2020

The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program has created a variety of shareable social media assets to help you convey that vaccinations for children and adults are important, safe, and effective. Please click on the links below to save and share to your social media pages.

What Does Be Wise — Immunize Offer for Physicians? - 09/28/2020

Be Wise can help you implement or enhance vaccination practices in your office with our vaccination toolkits and continuing medical education courses; educate about vaccines in your office, in the media, or at public gatherings such as parent-teacher associations and civic organizations; and more!

New Poster Encourages Flu Vaccination Amid COVID-19 - 09/24/2020

“COVID-19 is here, but so is the flu.” That is the message of a new downloadable poster available from the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – Immunize program to help you stress the need for flu vaccination, this year more than ever.

TMA Grants Will Help Texans Fight Flu - 09/24/2020

While Texans try to avoid COVID-19 this fall and winter, they have a weapon to protect them from influenza: a flu shot. Uninsured and underinsured people in 11 Texas communities will be able to get an influenza, or flu, vaccination, thanks to grants totaling nearly $25,000 from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program. 

This Saturday: Walk With a Doc Texas Goes Virtual - 09/11/2020

Join Dallas family physician Amanda Mohammed, MD, at 8 am this Saturday for a virtual Walk With A Doc event that will focus on the importance of getting a flu vaccine.

Make A Difference in 2020: Donate to TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads Program - 08/27/2020

Although this year’s TMA Foundation gala was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still “Make a Difference” in the lives of Texas youth by donating to the TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program.

Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics Adapt During COVID-19 - 08/25/2020

Although the start of school might look different than last year, efforts to help children meet the state vaccination requirements remain as strong as ever, thanks to the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program.

Encourage School Vaccinations with Prewritten Letters to the Editor - 08/20/2020

To help you spread the word to families who might have missed or avoided vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – Immunize program and the Texas Pediatric Society have created four prewritten letters to the editor you can send to your local newspaper.

Hard Hats School Giveaways Help Kids Read, Ride - 08/06/2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, joining with a local school that gives bikes as a reward for achievement is a good fit for a Texas Medical Association Hard Hats for Little Heads bike helmet giveaway.

TMA, Local Hosts to Vaccinate Area Children This Summer - 07/24/2020

Uninsured and underinsured area children (and adults in some locations) can get free and low-cost vaccinations now and into September to prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. The hometown shot clinics planned for here and several other Texas communities will allow families to catch up on vaccinations missed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and help prepare kids for the return to school. The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – ImmunizeSM program supports efforts by local hosts to provide vaccinations.

Be Wise Offers Ready-to-Use Vaccination Social Media Posts - 07/24/2020

Addressing vaccination hesitancy just got easier, thanks to a Vaccination Social Media Toolkit created by the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise – Immunize program. The toolkit consists of shareable social media assets to help you convey that vaccinations for children and adults are important, safe, and effective.

Well-Checks, Emergency Settings Are Fitting Times to Give Out Bicycle Helmets - 07/16/2020

As a family physician in the North Texas town of Jacksboro, Shivum Agarwal, MD, not only sees patients at his office and the emergency department, he also helps keep them safe through the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program.

The Doctor Is In: Parents, Don’t Miss Kids’ Routine Care, Vaccinations - 07/16/2020

Across Texas and the nation, many parents are anxious about taking their children to the doctor for fear of exposing them to COVID-19, but physicians are here to offer reassurance and a reminder. While the fear is justifiable, Texas doctors advise parents that routine well visits are safe and important for their child’s health, and assure them “the doctor is in.”

Don’t Miss the Bus on Vaccine Clinic Grants - 07/07/2020

If you’ve seen a decrease in vaccinations in your community – either through conscientious exemptions or during the COVID-19 pandemic – consider applying for a grant to host your own Be Wise – Immunize vaccination event.

A Healthy Step Toward Reconnecting With Your Community - 06/16/2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most Walk With a Doc Texas sponsors cancelled or postponed walks. Now that Texas is slowly reopening, you might be thinking about restarting your walk to reconnect with your patients and community.

Drive Through to Prevent Flu and Other Illnesses - 06/10/2020

As social distancing continues, consider hosting a Texas Medical Association Be Wise – ImmunizeSM drive-through shot clinic, as the Lamar-Delta County Medical Society has done the past six years with financial support from TMA.