TMA Cares

TMA supports Texas physicians, their families and the health of all Texans by providing caring solutions to meet the challenges they encounter.

Welcome to Giving Back

  • Be Wise Feature Story

    Fund a Local Shot Clinic with Help from Be Wise — Immunize

    TMA can help you with community outreach while boosting your local vaccination rates. TMA's Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program 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. Read More

Giving Back Articles

  • TMA Foundation
    2,350 Texas Kids to Get Bike Helmets From TMA This MonthApril 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.
  • Physician Assistance
    Physicians Benevolent Fund Helps Physicians, FamiliesWhen Texas physicians and their families have needed support because of poverty, infirmity, disability, accident, or other adversity, the TMA Physicians Benevolent Fund (PBF) has stepped in to help for the past 53 years. 
  • IMMUNIZATIONS
    The Truth About Shots: Physicians Key to Educating PatientsIn 1998, The Lancet published a case report by English physician Andrew Wakefield, MD, that linked the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to a new syndrome of autism and bowel disease. The report set off frenzied media coverage, and some critics say it led to thousands of unnecessary illnesses.
  • Scholarship
    TMAF Endowment Helps Make Med School a RealityThe number of Texas medical and osteopathic schools will increase from nine to 14 by 2017, making the new Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) Patrick Y. Leung, MD, Minority Scholarship Endowment timely.
  • PUBLIC HEALTH
    Sign Up 18-Year-Olds for ImmTracUnless children fill out an ImmTrac Adult Consent Form when they turn 18, the state will purge their immunization records from the ImmTrac immunization registry one year later.

Opportunities

Bring Your Vision of Good Health To Life

Each year, TMA Foundation invites county medical societies and others to apply for grants to support a locally designed community health outreach effort.  Show your community how medicine cares. Read More