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There’s Still Time to Join the Hard Hats Celebration in October - 09/20/2019

There’s still time to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program, and you are invited to promote bicycle safety in your community.


It’s Not Too Early to Plan for the TMA Foundation’s Annual Gala - 09/09/2019

The 2020 Texas Medical Association Foundation gala – scheduled for Friday, May 1, in Fort Worth – will recognize Fort Worth for its vibrant art scene and honor the unique ways in which physicians treat each patient.


What Is Hard Hats for Little Heads? - 09/04/2019

The Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Head bicycle helmet giveaway program was created to help reduce head injury among Texas children.


Unlocking Doors: Minority Scholarship Program Connects Students with Mentors - 09/04/2019

When the Texas Medical Association founded its Minority Scholarship Program in 1998 to diversify the physician workforce, Dr. Ramamurthy became both a contributor and a mentor to students who receive the scholarships. “When you’re mentoring students, one of the things that you want them to understand is that you’re somebody they can talk to who is not only there as a teacher, but as a friend,” she said. Other top donors to the Minority Scholarship serve voluntarily as mentors to student awardees. TMA encourages those arrangements because they can benefit both parties.


Know any Outstanding Science Teachers? Nominate Them for a TMA Grant - 08/23/2019

By now, most Texas schools are back in session, which means plenty of great science teachers have begun educating the next generation of physicians. You can help those outstanding educators become even better teachers by nominating them for the Texas Medical Association’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching.


Act Now to Promote Bicycle Safety in October - 08/22/2019

You can help promote bicycle safety in your community through the Texas Medical Association's Hard Hats for Little Heads program. TMA has everything you need for your helmet giveaway event, from helmets and publicity tools to educational materials.


With Your Help, TMA Foundation Improved Health Throughout Texas - 08/02/2019

“Good health is priceless. That’s why your charitable gifts to TMA Foundation are so valuable.” That’s the message from Susan M. Pike, MD, president of the Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF), in its 2018 Annual Report.


TMA Awards Minority Medical Student Scholarships, 2019 - 07/29/2019

Thirteen minority students entering Texas medical schools this fall each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Texas Medical Association (TMA). TMA awarded the scholarships to the students today in Dallas at TexMed, TMA’s annual conference.


And the Winners Are … - 07/23/2019

Sixteen first-time event hosts will participate in TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads in October, and kids in nine new Texas locations will receive a free bike helmet. These winners in TMA’s 25 for 25 campaign will help mark a quarter-century for the bike helmet giveaway program during Hard Hats for Little Heads Month.


Hard Hats for Little Heads Event Ideas - 07/18/2019

Ideas for a Successful Event


Help Celebrate 25 Years of Keeping Texas Children Safe - 07/17/2019

Since 1994, Texas physicians and others have given out more than 325,000 bicycle helmets to children across the state through the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program. We’re celebrating the program’s 25th birthday in October, and you can be a part of the festivities.


Frequently Asked Questions - 07/10/2019

Hard Hats for Little Heads FAQs


Time Is Running Out to Apply for a TMAF Grant - 07/03/2019

Helping your community to be healthier couldn’t be easier. Just apply for a Texas Medical Association Foundation grant that can help fund an immunization clinic, health fair, smoking cessation program, and more. To apply for a grant, submit a letter of intent by July 15, and a completed application by July 31. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions the week of Sept. 16.


Last Call for 25 Free Bicycle Helmets - 05/29/2019

You have until Saturday, June 1, to submit an entry for TMA’s 25 for 25 campaign , which is part of this 25th birthday year of the bicycle helmet giveaway program. TMA will award 25 helmets at no cost to 25 TMA Family members who host their first event or host one in a county new to Hard Hats.


Hats Off to Hard Hats - 05/15/2019

In honor of the Hard Hats for Little Heads' 25th year, the Texas Medical Association and TMA Foundation will pass around a bicycle helmet during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting Saturday, May 18, to raise $10,000 to support the program next year.


Don't Miss Out: Tickets To TMA Foundation Gala Selling Fast - 04/16/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation’s 26th Annual Gala – BIG & BRIGHT! – will be the most fun you’ve ever had at TexMed. Purchase your tickets or table today for the retro state-fair themed event, which is scheduled for 6:30 to 10:30 pm Friday, May 17, in conjunction with TexMed 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas.


Join TMA in Protecting Kids’ Heads - 04/15/2019

Do kids in your community ride bikes without a helmet? Do they wear a helmet, but in a way that won’t protect them? If so, the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads is a ready-made, turnkey program available to help you protect local kids.


Hard Hats for Little Heads: Planning Your Event - 04/10/2019

TMA recommends you start planning your Hard Hats for Little Heads event at least a month in advance to ensure time for delivery of helmets and materials.


TMA Grant Helps Austinites Prevent Whooping Cough - 04/10/2019

Austinites in a medically underserved area will receive vaccinations to prevent whooping cough and tetanus, thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – Immunize℠ program.


Apply For Grant Money for Community Health Initiatives - 04/04/2019

Apply now for a grant from the TMA Foundation that can help pay for initiatives such as a drive-through immunization clinic or community health fair. TMAF accepts applications from county medical societies and alliance and medical student chapters for community health improvement programs.


TMA to Give 1,800 Helmets to Texas Kids in April - 04/02/2019

The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away 1,800 bicycle helmets to Texas children in April – which is designated as Child Safety Month in Texas – to protect them from head injuries.


Host a Local Hard Hats for Little Heads Event - 04/01/2019

As Hard Hats celebrates its 25th birthday this year, TMA invites physician cyclists to share their passion for fitness and safety by hosting a helmet giveaway.


TMA Foundation Establishes Two New Scholarship Funds - 03/08/2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation is pleased to announce two new scholarship funds established by Houston pathologist Roberto J. Bayardo, MD, in memory of his wife, Agniela (Annie).


TMA Grant Helps Elderly Lubbockites Prevent Pneumonia - 03/07/2019

Senior citizens in Lubbock will receive vaccinations to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia, thanks to a grant from the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise – Immunize℠ program. TMA recently awarded a $2,200 grant to the Lubbock County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance to help provide the free vaccinations.


Celebrate 25 Years of Keeping Texans’ Heads Safe - 02/26/2019

It’s time to light the birthday candles because TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program is turning 25. If you haven’t hosted an event before, this is your year because the Texas Medical Association will award 25 helmets at no cost to 25 TMA family members who host their first event or host one in a county where Hard Hats hasn’t been.