• Hard Hats for Little Heads

    • Get Moving. Stay Safe. Wear a Helmet.

      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. Since 1994, TMA has given more than 235,000 free helmets to children across Texas.

      TMA provides everything you need for your local event, from helmets to publicity and educational materials to media support. You can host an event anytime in 2016 or during the program’s key months: March, Brain Injury Awareness Month; April, Child Safety Month in Texas; May, Bike Month; and October, Hard Hats for Little Heads Month.

      TMA provides free helmets to go along with the ones you purchase. For example, if you buy 50 helmets, we give you 50 more at no cost. Helmets purchased through TMA cost $7.60 per helmet, including shipping.

      Email TMA’s outreach coordinator or call (800) 880-1300, ext. 1470, to start planning your event.

      Hard Hats for Little Heads is supported in 2016 through a TMA Foundation grant thanks to top donors — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, an anonymous physician and spouse, TMAF Make-A-Difference donors, and the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio — and generous gifts from TMA and TMA Alliance members, and friends of medicine.

  • What Is Hard Hats for Little Heads?

  • Event Toolkit

    • Planning Your Event
      TMA recommends you start planning your event at least a month in advance to ensure time for delivery of helmets and materials. Hard Hats for Little Heads is supported in 2016 through a TMA Foundation grant thanks to top donors — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, an anonymous physician and spouse, TMAF Make-A-Difference donors, and the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio — and generous gifts from TMA and TMA Alliance members, and friends of medicine.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • FAQs
      Everything you need to know about Hard Hats for Little Heads.
  • Hard Hats for Little Heads Success

    • See the latest...

      See where Hard Hats events have occurred in Texas. If your area isn’t represented, consider sponsoring an event in 2016.

      Thanks to our 2015 event sponsors: In 2015, 32,720 helmets were given away at 165 events across the state.

      What others are saying: Read testimonials from event sponsors.

  • Hard Hats for Little Heads News Room

    • 2,350 Texas Kids to Get Bike Helmets From TMA This Month
      April is Child Safety Month, and TMA's Hard Hats for Little Heads program is out to make the world safer for thousands of Texas children. TMA physicians and other volunteers are giving away 2,350 free bicycle helmets to Texas kids at 18 community events across the state in April. They also are teaching parents and children the importance of properly fitting the helmet for maximum protection.
    • TMA Foundation-Funded Projects
      Turning Good Ideas Into Better Health.TMA Foundation-funded projects are selected on their ability to target urgent health needs affecting a large segment of the state's residents with results that can be measured. Projects often involve public-private partnerships, which maximize the effectiveness of programs and enable efforts to be tailored to meet local needs. Funded initiatives focus on TMA's public health and science priorities.
    • Hard Hats for Little Heads
      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. Since 1994, TMA has given more than 235,000 free helmets to children across Texas.
    • TMA to Give Away 2,350 Bike Helmets in April
      The Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Hard Hats for Little Heads program will give away 2,350 free bicycle helmets to children in April — designated as Child Safety Month in Texas — to protect them from head injuries.