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Help Keep TMA’s Blogged Arteries Flowing - 02/07/2018

We want to give you an outlet to make your voice heard to more than 51,000 of your colleagues throughout the state by contributing to our blog.

TMAF Honors Endowment Innovation Campaign Donors - 02/15/2017

TMA Foundation recognized more than 100 TMA and TMA Alliance members who collectively donated $1 million to TMAF’s Endowment for Innovation Campaign (EIC) on Jan. 28 during TMA’s Winter Conference.

Major Donors, Champions of Health Honored by TMA Foundation - 01/31/2017

The TMA Foundation (TMAF) recognized 23 Major Donors for their generosity and vision for a healthier Texas at the TMA Winter Conference on Jan. 28 in Austin. These TMA and TMA Alliance members and friends of medicine were honored for donating at least $10,000 during their years as a TMAF donor. This brings the total of Major Donors to 202.

Physician, Medical Student Journalists: Enter TMA Contest - 12/15/2016

Do you write a medical column or articles for your local newspaper or magazine? Do you host a health-focused segment on a local TV or radio station? If so, enter your work in the TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards contest.

Last Chance to Win $5,000 for Your Champion of Health - 10/13/2016

You have until Oct. 31 to nominate a program in your town or city that promotes healthy lives and healthy communities for a $5,000 grant. The   2017 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award focuses on exceptional projects that address urgent threats to the public's health and those that further TMA Foundation's mission: to help physicians create a healthier future for all Texans.

Donors Met the Challenge and Won a Matching TMAF Grant - 10/11/2016

The TMA Foundation's (TMAF's) generous Star Donors have won a $10,000 challenge grant from the John P. McGovern Foundation in Houston.

Make a Donation to Help Louisiana Residents Affected by Flooding - 06/09/2017

Many Louisiana communities have been affected by the recent devastating floods. The Louisiana State Medical Society has created a disaster relief fund, and you can make a donation to the fund to help the state's parish medical societies assist those Louisiana residents who are in need.

Doctors, Protect Your Online Reputation - 04/28/2017

Google yourself. You might be surprised to see what comes up. Open a web browser, and type your name in the search box. Do you like what you see? Does it make your blood boil? Is there anything there? If your name is not that unique, do the results actually refer to you?

TMA Honors Best Health Reporting of 2016 - 10/10/2016

Chagas disease, concussions, mental health: Texas journalists expertly covered these and other topics to take top honors in the TMA 2016 Anson Jones, MD, Awards. TMA physicians presented the awards to journalists in newsroom ceremonies or at local county medical society meetings this spring.

Day of Solidarity to Prevent Med Student, Physician Suicides - 10/10/2016

The United States loses an estimated 400 physicians to suicide every year. On Aug. 20, medical professionals will stand together in solidarity to say "no more."

2015: A Record-Breaking Year for TMA Foundation - 06/15/2016

TMA Foundation-funded initiatives reached more Texans in 2015 thanks to the generosity of donors and the work of hundreds of volunteers. Read about the record amount in grants that helped create a Healthy Now and a Healthy Future for more Texans. Or watch the video.

STAT!Ref Now Available to TMA Members - 10/11/2016

Beginning in August, the TMA Knowledge Center will offer STAT!Ref® to TMA members. Access will be available through the TMA Journal and databases page on the TMA website.

Fight Bacterial Pneumonia With TMA Vaccination Grant - 10/11/2016

Bacterial pneumonia is the second-leading cause of potentially preventable hospitalizations in Texas. TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM Local Impact Grants can help counties with high rates of the disease to improve this statistic — or meet other vaccination needs — with local vaccination events.

Be a Health Leader With a TMAF Grant - 05/16/2016

The TMA Foundation is accepting applications to its 2016–17 Medical Community Grants and Medical Student Leadership Grants programs. TMA county medical societies and TMA Alliance and medical student chapters are eligible to apply to help support their local, collaborative outreach programs. Initiatives must address TMA priorities — tobacco use; obesity/metabolic syndrome; mental health and substance use disorders; violence, victimization, or unintentional injuries; vaccine-preventable diseases (through immunizations); unplanned pregnancy; or environmental health (or hazards).

2,350 Texas Kids to Get Bike Helmets From TMA This Month - 05/20/2016

April is Child Safety Month, and TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program is out to make the world safer for thousands of Texas children. TMA physicians and other volunteers are giving away 2,350 free bicycle helmets to Texas kids at 18 community events across the state in April. They also are teaching parents and children the importance of properly fitting the helmet for maximum protection.

Recognize a Local Journalist's Health Reporting - 05/12/2016

Zika virus, HPV vaccine success in reducing infections, addiction and mental health, the health care marketplace — these topics are making headlines in 2016. When you read, watch, or hear a great Texas-based health news story, nominate it for the TMA Anson Jones, MD, Awards, which recognize excellence in health journalism in the Lone Star State. TMA has honored award-winning Texas journalists for more than 55 years.

March, April, May: Key Months for Helmet Giveaways - 05/20/2016

Three great times to host a TMA Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway are fast approaching. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, April is Texas Child Safety Month, and May is Bike Month.

Fund a Local Shot Clinic with Help from Be Wise — Immunize - 10/11/2016

TMA can help you with community outreach while boosting your local vaccination rates. TMA's Be Wise — Immunize is accepting applications until March 1 for grants to support local vaccination events. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to TMA member-physician practices/clinics, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical student chapters.

Physicians Benevolent Fund Helps Physicians, Families - 05/08/2016

When Texas physicians and their families have needed support because of poverty, infirmity, disability, accident, or other adversity, the TMA Physicians Benevolent Fund has stepped in to help for the past 53 years.

TXACP Accepting Applications for 2016 Preceptorship Program - 05/13/2016

The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (TXACP) is now accepting applications from Texas medical students and physicians for the summer 2016 General Internal Medicine Statewide Preceptorship Program.

Fight the Flu With Tools From TMA - 05/20/2016

Flu season is just around the corner, and TMA's Be Wise — Immunize program has tools you can use to protect yourself, your staff, and your patients:

Free Bike Helmets for Pediatricians, Family Physicians - 05/20/2016

The Texas Pediatric Society (TPS) and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) support TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program by purchasing up to 50 helmets for their members to host helmet giveaway events. TMA matches the purchase, so TAFP and TPS members receive up to 100 helmets at no cost for their giveaways.