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Two North Texas Health Entities Receive TMA Foundation Health Awards - 05/16/2022

Two North Texas health entities have won the 2022 Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award. Project Access Tarrant County received the Top Award, and the Texas Health Physicians Group Virtual Visits Initiative received the Secondary Award.

After Successful Gala, Help TMA Foundation Set a Funding Record for TMA Public Health Programs - 05/09/2022

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) support of community public health initiatives around the state got a gigantic boost at TexMed 2022 in April, where TMAF’s 29th annual gala, Crossroads of Culture, raised more than $400,000. But the foundation is still shooting to shatter its all-time annual funding record – and you can help.

Eight Texas Communities Receive Vaccination Grants - 05/02/2022

Eight communities across Texas will receive disease-preventing and potentially life-saving vaccinations, thanks to Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise —ImmunizeSM program.  The program awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 to physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance chapters (comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses), who often partner with other local organizations to provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans.  

Mom’s Gift of Vaccination Protects Baby From Whooping Cough - 05/02/2022

Moms do all they can to keep their babies safe and healthy. As we celebrate Mother’s Day, the physicians of Texas Medical Association (TMA) urge pregnant moms and moms-to-be to get vaccinated against whooping cough, or pertussis.   

Grab Your Tickets for Friday’s TMA Foundation Annual Gala - 04/25/2022

Don’t miss your chance to party with friends and colleagues this Friday, April 29, at the Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) 29th annual gala at the Hilton-Americas Houston, held as part of TexMed 2022.

2022 TMAF Gala - 04/22/2022

Join Your CMS and Alliance Friends at TexMed in Houston The world is changing but one thing we can be proud of is the incredible diversity around us.

Get Your Tickets Now for TMAF’s Annual Gala - 04/13/2022

Angie Donahue and David J. Donahue, MD, are annual sponsors of the Texas Medical Association Foundation gala because they know their gift, along with those of others, will help build a healthier Texas.

Vaccine Program Grantees Serving the Underserved - 04/12/2022

Underserved, uninsured, and Latino patients across Texas will benefit from three programs focusing on vaccinations and vaccine education awarded funds in the first round of the Texas Medical Association’s 2022 Vaccines Defend What Matters grant program.

A Healthy Education: Med Students Promote Vaccines, Education Across Texas - 04/07/2022

Medical students win grants to promote vaccines, education across Texas.

TMA Is Here For Medical Students Who Need Financial Help - 04/05/2022

It’s a common dose of reality for many aspiring physicians: “I got accepted to medical school! Now how will I pay for it?”

Apply for a Grant to Help Promote Vaccines - 04/05/2022

More than ever, medicine needs its soldiers to promote the safety, efficacy, and importance of vaccines.

Plan for a Night of Fun at TMAF’s Annual Gala - 04/05/2022

The co-chairs of the Texas Medical Association Foundation’s (TMAF’s) 29th Annual Gala invite you to buy your ticket or table today for the fundraiser, scheduled for the evening of Friday, April 29, at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel during TexMed 2022 in Houston.

Celebrate Diversity and Catch Up With Old Friends at TMAF’s Annual Gala - 03/14/2022

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s annual gala is an event that Houston anesthesiologist Shannon B. Hancher-Hodges, MD, looks forward to with anticipation each year.

New Community Health Programs Coming to an Area Near You - 02/28/2022

Meet the newest recipients of the Texas Medical Association Foundation’s Medical Community Grant Program for 2021-22, who will bring fresh approaches to your area to help underserved populations get access to care.

Vaccines Defend What Matters Social Media Toolkit - 02/08/2022

Vaccines Defend What Matters is TMA’s integrated, multimedia public health education and advocacy effort to overcome vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccination rates in Texas.

The Doctor Is In: Parents, Don’t Miss Kids’ Routine Care, Vaccinations - 01/14/2022

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.”

What’s Better, Immunity From a Shot, or From the Disease? - 01/14/2022

Although suffering through a disease sometimes gives you immunity from catching that same disease later in life, vaccinating against diseases instead is the safest way to protect yourself and your loved ones.

I Got My Shot; Why Am I Sick? Physicians Explain - 01/14/2022

The bottom line: Vaccines are our best protection against disease, but in some situations vaccinated people can still get sick. In the case of influenza, several factors can cause this. Nonetheless, physicians stress vaccines are the best form of protection, shielding many individuals from the disease or at least reducing the severity of symptoms, and preventing hospitalization or death.

Texas Physicians Explain Herd Immunity Needed to Fight Contagious-Disease Hotspots - 01/14/2022

A community with enough vaccinated people can protect each other from the spread of contagious disease. Herd immunity – also known as community immunity – protects those who are not immune and those who cannot or choose not to get vaccinated.

Care Connections: TMA Foundation Grants Tackle Public Health Problems - 01/03/2022

TMA Foundation grants offer a lifeline to Texas physicians tackling public health problems.

Cross Two Items Off Your List With TMAF Holiday Tribute Program - 12/13/2021

This season, consider taking a Texas two-step approach to gift-giving by making a charitable donation through the Texas Medical Association Foundation Holiday Tribute Program.

Help the TMA Foundation Fund Important Health Programs - 12/08/2021

With the support of generous donors, the TMA Foundation has a substantial impact across the state.

Get Your Tickets or Table Now for the 2022 TMAF Gala - 11/22/2021

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s 29th annual gala, Crossroads of Culture – Houston: The Most Diverse City in the U.S., is scheduled with safety in mind for Friday, April 29, 2022, from 6:30 to 10:30 pm, during TexMed 2022 in Houston. The gala will feature entertainment, food, and auctions that reflect the diversity Houstonians enjoy every day.

TMA Awards Scholarships to 15 Minority Medical Students, 2021 - 11/08/2021

Fifteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). Physicians selected the students for their academic achievement, commitment to community service, and desire to care for Texas’ increasingly diverse population. TMA announced the winners Friday during TexMed, the association’s annual conference, held virtually.

Get to Know the 2022 TMAF Gala Co-Chairs - 10/27/2021

The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMA) annual gala fundraiser helps make TMA’s population health, science, and quality-of-care programs possible. And it’s a direct way for TMA members and their families to participate in the numerous initiatives around the state that have provided free health screenings to medically disadvantaged Texans, vaccinated underserved individuals, educated students with science-based learning materials, and more.