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By Tammy Wishard
TMA has a way to help you boost local vaccination rates: Be Wise — Immunize Local Impact Grant. TMA is accepting applications until March 1 for grants of up to $2,500 to support local vaccination events. TMA member-physician practices/clinics, county medical societies, TMA Alliance chapters, and medical student chapters can apply.
The funds can be used for shot clinics to vaccinate children, adolescents, and/or adults. Applicants should apply for a grant at least four months before their event, and grantees have up to 12 months to use the funds. TMA will accept applications again on July 1 and Nov. 1 for shot clinics in late 2017 and early 2018.more
Dallas residency program wins AAFP vaccine grant The Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program of Dallas was awarded one of seven 2016 Senior Immunization Grants from … more
Lubbock member appointed to TMA Foundation Board
TAFP member Eldon Stevens Robinson, MD, was recently appointed to the Finance Committee for the Texas Medical Association Foundation Board of … more
TAFP members graduate from leadership program
Two TAFP members recently completed the Texas Medical Association’s Leadership College. Ahmad Ghassan Abazid, MD, of the Wichita Falls Family Practice … more
By Tom Banning
Yogi Berra famously said I hate making predictions, especially about the future. It’s particularly painful when those predictions come true as was the case for many of the predictions TAFP made at the outset of the 84th Texas Legislature on how health care issues would fare this session.
Playing to their primary voters, the House and Senate focused attention almost solely on tax cuts, border security, transportation, when and where you can carry a gun, and a host of other mostly inconsequential partisan ideas.more
Story and photos by Samantha White
Twice a year, downtown San Antonio streets close to vehicles, allowing community members a safe place to ride bikes, run, scoot, walk, and … more
Athens FP elected vice chair of the TMA Board
Douglas Curran, M.D.
Douglas Curran, M.D., of Athens, was recently elected as vice chair to the Texas Medical Association’s Board of Trustees. He … more
TAFP celebrates Hard Hats for Little Heads anniversary
To help the Texas Medical Association celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hard Hats for Little Heads, the TAFP Board passed an … more
TAFP members complete TMA Leadership College
Congratulations to these four TAFP members for completing the Texas Medical Association’s Leadership College: Elizabeth Chmelik, M.D., … more
New law makes changes to prescriptive authority
The passing of Senate Bill 406 during the 83rd Texas Legislature revised the Texas Occupations Code with changes that were made … more