ThinkFirst Programs

School Presentations

Skateboarder getting fitted for a helmetThinkFirst Oregon provides school presentations for youth in grades K-12. Presentations can be provided in a classroom or as an assembly. We ask for 30-90 minutes per presentation depending on the grade level of the students and the needs of the teacher. Our presentations include information on basic brain and spinal cord anatomy as well as how to make smart choices to be safe and prevent traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
Read more about our presentations or schedule a presentation for your school


ThinkFirst for Kids, ThinkFirst for Youth, and ThinkFirst for Teens are comprehensive, injury prevention curricula that can be borrowed, free-of-charge from the ThinkFirst office.
Read more about our curriculum or rent it for your classroom

Low-Cost Helmets

Low-cost, safety-certified bicycle, skate, and ski helmets are available at OHSU Doernbecher's Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center located in the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Lobby. Please contact the Tom Sargent Children's Safety Center for more information.
Read about helmet laws and how to properly fit a bicycle helmet

Matter of Balance for Seniors

Matter of Balance is an eight week, evidence-based senior fall prevention program. Classes are held once a week for eight weeks in a group of ten to twelve participants. During the class, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to improve strength and balance.
Learn more about our Matter of Balance program

Community Events

ThinkFirst participates in many community events each year ranging from health fairs to soccer jamborees. At these events, we provide fun activities to educate community members about the brain and how to be safe. Our activities seek to educate about concussions, helmets, transportation safety, and more.
See our upcoming events