With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TMA supports physicians giving helmets during office visits or through other safe means. As more Texans get vaccinated in the coming months, TMA encourages event hosts to seek out local events/opportunities in the fall and during the holidays to safely give helmets.
In bike crashes, head injury causes more deaths and serious disability than any other injury. Wearing a bicycle helmet that fits properly can prevent nearly all head injuries. Watch how a helmet protects your head (or, in this case, a melon) in this new TMA video.
Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program was created to help reduce head injury among Texas children. A properly fitting helmet can prevent almost all head injuries — up to 85 percent — the most common cause of disability or death in a bicycle crash. Since 1994, TMA has given away more than 350,000 helmets to Texas children.
Everything you need to know about Hard Hats for Little Heads.
TMA recommends you start planning your event at least a month in advance to ensure time for delivery of helmets and materials.
The latest news releases:
Get the resources you need to host your event:
Hard Hats for Little Heads Power Point
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
Bicycling Life (tips for bike rodeos)
Bike Rodeo Event Ideas
Brain Injury Association of America
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (bicycle safety)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (helmet safety)
Texas Guide to Safe Bicycling
Hard Hats for Little Heads is funded in 2021 with a grant from the TMA Foundation with major support from an anonymous TMA/TMAA member donor couple, and by the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.
Special thanks to the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Texas College of Emergency Physicians, and Texas Pediatric Society. Their contributions provide 25 helmets for Texas family physicians, along with TCEP and TPS members (matched with 25 helmets from the Hard Hats program).
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Got Hard Hats questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.