New Community Health Programs Coming to an Area Near You

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.

  • The Bridging the Refugee and Immigrant Disparities Gap for Empowerment (BRIDGE) Project – El Paso County Medical Society: $7,500 to improve the health of Afghan refugees while addressing the determinants that impede this community’s access to health care, with translation, cultural, and educational assistance to both patients and health care professionals. 
  • Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County – Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation – Legacy Grant: $2,500 to get infant- and teen-recommended vaccine rates back to safe levels through low-cost vaccines in schools and at back-to-school events, with year-round vaccine education and advocacy.
  • Kids to the Rescue – UT Southwestern Medical School TMA Medical Student Chapter: $2,500 to fill the gap in first-aid training for elementary schoolchildren to make communities safer, while simultaneously encouraging interest in medicine and STEM-related fields. 
  • Hospital Elder Life Program – UT Southwestern TMA Medical Student Chapter: $2,500 to fund a volunteer program aimed at reducing rates of delirium in hospitalized elderly patients through cognitive orientation, communication, and social support.

Each year, the TMA Foundation invites proposals from TMA members, county medical societies, and county alliance chapters to apply for a grant of up to $7,500 through its Medical Community Grant program; up to $2,500 in the Legacy Grants category for programs that have received three or more years of consecutive funding for the same program; and up to $3,000 from its Medical Student Community Leadership Grants Program. TMA county medical societies and county alliance and medical student chapters are eligible to apply.

Applications for the 2022-23 Medical Community and Medical Student Community Leadership grants will open in mid-April. Applications must be made through TMA Foundation’s online grant portal.

Want to make more projects and programs like this possible? You can bring greater health security to underserved Texans with a tax-deductible gift to the Greatest Need Fund.

Last Updated On

February 28, 2022

Originally Published On

February 28, 2022

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