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2019 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award

Awards to Texas Programs for Addressing
Critical Public Health Priorities

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Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF)

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Awards of $2,500 and $5,000 to Texas local and statewide programs that address critical public health priorities and enable physicians to foster a healthy future for state residents. This award has recognized efforts addressing a range of issues, such as cancer prevention, health care, and childhood obesity.

Established in 1995, the award has recognized local and statewide programs including Fit Worth, Hope Medical Clinic, the Mission of Mercy Mobile Medical Clinics, Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, and Children Nutrition Program of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

TMA Foundation celebrates the legacy of John P. McGovern, MD, Houston, which includes his generous support of this program. The award incorporates many of the ideals Dr. McGovern valued, including high impact, innovative programs that improve the health of all Texans and that are “champions” of good health in their communities.

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GrantWatch ID#: 182117

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The top winner receives a $5,000 award to be used towards the winning program. TMA Foundation may also recognize a secondary winner with a $2,500 grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The award recognizes local and statewide programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline to make a nomination is Oct 31, 2018.

Winner notification: December 2018

Presentation of Award:
January 26, 2019; 8:30 am
TMA 2019 Winter Conference
Hyatt Regency Austin

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For more information, contact:
Sean Dunham
(800) 880-1300, ext. 1664 / (512) 370-166

Texas Medical Association
401 West 15th Street
Austin TX 78701

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USA: Texas