Community Outreach/Giving Back

TMA members are encouraged to participate in various TMA public health and outreach programs. Get Involved! 

Vaccines Defend What Matters (VDWM): a program to increase physician and patient awareness of the need for immunizations throughout all stages of life.

Hard Hats for Little Heads: a year-round bicycle helmet giveaway program created to help Texas physicians promote safe exercise in their communities.

Walk With a Doc is a non-profit organization that encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and seeks to reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.

Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, which recognize outstanding science teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Diversity in Medicine Scholarships: awards scholarships for qualifying students.

All programs are funded by TMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Association. To donate or learn more visit

Last Updated On

July 19, 2023

Originally Published On

February 27, 2013