Hard Heads Helmet Program

Injury Prevention Helmet Fitting cartoonUPMC Children’s Wants All Kids to be a Hard Head

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

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh presents 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. 

Injury Prevention Bike Safety cartoonWearing a Helmet Can Save Lives

Brain injuries are often life-threatening and life-changing, yet only 29 percent of children admitted to UPMC Children’s 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.