TMA physicians want children to be active — and safe. So get out and ride a bike. And be sure you wear your helmet. To give the best protection, your helmet must fit properly. Review TMA’s new, easy-to-follow video (also available in Spanish) that shows how to properly fit a bike helmet on a child's head. As emergency physician Evan Meyer, MD, says in the video, "Think 2, V, 1!" Once you’re buckled up, get out and ride!
TMA’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program helps reduce brain injuries and encourage kids to exercise by giving away bicycle helmets at local events. TMA provides everything you need for your local event, from helmets to publicity and educational materials to media support.
Email TMA’s outreach coordinator or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, to start planning your event.
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 320,000 helmets to Texas children.
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TMA recommends you start planning your event at least a month in advance to ensure time for delivery of helmets and materials.
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Hard Hats for Little Heads is supported in 2019 with a TMA Foundation grant thanks to its Legacy of Caring and General Endowments, and generous gifts from an anonymous physician and spouse and donors to TMAF’s Make-A-Difference and Greatest Need appeals.
Special thanks to the Texas Academy of Family Physicians and Texas Pediatric Society for their multi-year support. Their contributions provide 25 helmets for Texas family physicians 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.