Hard Hats for Little Heads Program a Success

Clinic Providers Distribute Over 200 Helmets to Patients

March 11, 2008
With financial support from the Travis County Medical Alliance (TCMA) and Texas Medical Association (TMA), People's Community Clinic (PCC) has distributed 200 bicycle helmets to children during their well child visits.  The program, titled, "Hard Hats for Little Heads" involves pediatric providers teaching parents and children about the importance of wearing a helmet.  They also take time to make sure the helmet fits the child's head properly. 

Wearing a helmet that fits properly can prevent up to 85 percent of all head injuries.  Statistics show less than half of 5 to 14 year olds wear helmets when riding a bike and only one third of these children wear their helmets correctly. 

Thank you to our Hard Hats for Little Heads Program Sponsors

Texas Medical Association Travis County Medical Alliance

 

About People's Community Clinic
People’s Community Clinic offers comprehensive, community-wide health care services that include family planning; prenatal care; pediatrics; adolescent medicine and adult medical care; as well as health education, prevention and social services. Founded in 1970, the Clinic is among the oldest and most successful independent clinics in the country providing high quality health care to thousands of uninsured and medically underserved children and adults each year.

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For more information

Abby Williamson
Resource Development Associate

(512) 708-3156

www.austinpcc.org
2909 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78722-2304

 

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