The TAFP Foundation supports educational and scientific initiatives for the specialty of family medicine by raising and distributing funds for medical student scholarships to students interested in family medicine; family medicine research; family medicine student interest group activities; and family medicine resident activities.
Hard Hats for Little Heads
TAFP partners with the Texas Medical Association to participate in Hard Hats for Little Heads, a bicycle safety initiative. Family physicians who are members of both organizations sign up to receive up to 100 bicycle helmets at no cost to the physician to distribute to their pediatric patients through community events, wellness visits, school demonstrations, and other events. TAFP’s participation is made possible by a grant from the AAFP Foundation.
Texas Tar Wars
Each year, TAFP recruits physicians to take part in Tar Wars, AAFP’s tobacco education program. Physicians volunteer to present educational curriculum to fourth- and fifth-grade students in their community, and the students compete in a poster contest demonstrating their personal tobacco-free message.
TAFP extends its influence and resources through coalitions. TAFP is a member of the Texas Public Health Coalition and the Texas Immunization Stakeholder Working Group.