2011-2012 TMAF Medical Community Grants

 In 2011, the TMA Foundation Board of Trustees approved the following grants to projects of TMA county medical societies or county alliance chapters in support of its Medical Community Grants Program.

Project Access Denton County; Denton County Medical Society: Project Access Denton County (PADC) is a network of volunteer physicians, partnering hospitals, local charity medical clinics, public health clinics and other healthcare partners who volunteer to see working poor patients whose income doesn’t exceed 200% of the federal poverty level, are without medical insurance, and are not on Medicaid, Medicare or any other government assistance program.

Ante Tobacco Education Program; Nueces County Medical Society: Presented by “It’s Your Life Foundation,” this program educates elementary students against the dangers of tobacco through a 12-minute CD, a cartoon book and a coloring book, all of which conveys the anti-tobacco message The program has achieved a tremendous approval from children, teachers, and community in the Corpus Christie region. The cartoon addresses both smokeless tobacco use and cigarettes in a way that children understand with a story line centered around family, pictures with bright colors, and loveable characters with whom they can relate.

Be Wise—Immunize project of Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation as a partner with Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC); Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation, Inc.: Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation partners with Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County by providing funding, volunteers, and leadership to implement ICTC strategic plan goals. The goals are: 1. Increase the immunization rates by 5% a year for children 0-2 years old in 3 designated zip code projects. 2. Continue participation in 20-23 days of annual back to school immunization events sponsored by ICTC during the month of August, serving 5,000 children. 3. Provide a consistent message on the importance of on-time immunizations by using the Be Wise—Immunize logo and message on all ICTC educational and promotional materials. 4. Advocate for improvements in ImmTrac so the state registry works for both state and local providers.

Back-to-School Immunization Clinic at the University of Texas Children’s Wellness Center; Travis County Medical Alliance: The Texas County Medical Alliance (TCMA) Be Wise—Immunize Committee will help in immunizing children ages 2-17, in the community of Del Valle at the UT Children’s Wellness Center. The TCMA provides all the advertising for the event, volunteers for the shot dates, water and “goodie bags” for patients, and lunch for the staff.

See a list of all previous Medical Community and Medical Student Community Leadership Grants.