Injury Prevention

Kohl's Hard Heads Program

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Children’s Wants All Kids to be a Hard Head

Kids – wear a helmet every time you’re on wheels!

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Kohl’s department stores work together to present "Hard Heads," a community-based program to educate children of all ages on the importance of wearing a helmet correctly, and at all times, while riding anything on wheels.

Hard Head Patrol

Throughout the summer, Children’s employees and medical staff will patrol their neighborhoods to raise awareness about helmet safety.

  • If they identify a child who is wearing a helmet, that child will receive a reward. If the helmet is worn incorrectly, CHP staff will make adjustments.
  • Children who are spotted without a helmet will be given a coupon for a free helmet and fitting that can be redeemed at various community locations including Children’s Hospital satellites on select days. Click here for the 2014 Hard Head Helmet Fitting Schedule.

Kids stopped by a member of our Hard Head Patrol will automatically become a Hard Head – indicating they understand the importance of helmet safety and wish to be injury-free.

View Children’s bike safety tips and cartoon.

Wearing a Helmet Can Save Lives

Brain injuries are often life-threatening and life-changing, yet only 29 percent of children admitted to CHP for bike injuries were wearing helmets when the injury occurred. By doing so, more than 85 percent of all head injuries could be prevented. It is our mission to help parents and children learn that the simple act of wearing a helmet can save lives.

Parents, please note: Local authorities are aware of this program and all volunteers are required to display their Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh ID badge and Hard Head button at all times.

Kohl This message has been sponsored in part by Kohl’s Hard Heads Program. For more information about Koh'ls Cares, visit www.kohls.com/cares.
Last Update
March 20, 2014
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Last Update
March 20, 2014
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