MMA Foundation Initiatives

The MMA Foundation works with Minnesota's physicians to advance optimal health and health equity for each individual and all communities. Here are our current initiatives.

Physician Volunteerism Program

The Physician Volunteerism Program is a resource to identify opportunities for physicians to volunteer to give back to their communities. Whether it’s seeing patients in a local community clinic, free clinic, or federally-qualified health center, or using your experience and perspective as a physician at an event for the underserved, volunteer physicians are improving healthcare and the health of fellow Minnesotans through voluntary action. 

Volunteer sites throughout Minnesota are looking for your help today.

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With the support of Minnesota physicians and others, the MMA Foundation continues its long-standing commitment to Minnesota's undergraduates in pre-med programs, medical students, and residents by awarding scholarship grants.  

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Community Health Grant Programs

Physicians across Minnesota are interested in leading and creating solutions to advance optimal health and health equity. The MMA Foundation has two grant programs to support physicians' ability to nurture their ideas locally.

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Suicide Prevention Training

Many physicians have frequent exposure to suicidal behaviors. The MMA Foundation offers MMA members physician-led training on two evidence-based suicide prevention training programs: Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) and Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM). These are available at no charge for MMA members.

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Humanitarian Award

This award is a partnership between the MMA Foundation and COPIC, the MMA’s preferred medical liability insurance provider. It is presented each year to honor a physician for volunteer medical services and contributions to help address the healthcare needs of underserved populations in Minnesota. 

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