Money Available for Be Wise Events

If it's money you need for a Be Wise — ImmunizeSM event, TMA can help. The Be Wise Local-Impact Grants Program now offers grants of $500 to $1,500 to TMA member-physician practices and clinics, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical student chapters to help improve the health of your community.

TMA launched the Be Wise — Immunize program in 2004 to increase immunization rates in the state. To date, the program has administered more than 214,000 shots to Texas children and adolescents.

Grants can fund new or expanded shot clinics or coalition activity to immunize underserved and uninsured children, adolescents, and/or adults. Applications are due March 1. To help plan your next free or low-cost vaccination event, check out the Be Wise — Immunize Quick Start Manual: A Step-by-Step Vaccination Outreach Guide [PDF] or contact Tammy Wishard, TMA's outreach coordinator, at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, or (512) 370-1470.

Be Wise — Immunize is a joint initiative led by TMA physicians and the TMA Alliance. Funding for Be Wise —Immunize is provided by the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from HEB, TMF Health Quality Institute, and gifts from physicians and their families.

Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association. 

  Action, Feb. 15, 2012