Safety education and prevention programs

Trauma Nurses Talk Tough (TNTT)

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Helping people control risks, stay safe

Legacy Trauma Nurses Talk Tough (TNTT) offers classes and programs to help people take control of the risks in their lives. We help people learn how to avoid risk and learn to stay safe. The programs serve tens of thousands of people of all ages each year.

The programs:

Legacy TNTT was developed in 1986 by three trauma nurses who wanted to put an end to the serious injuries they saw every day as a result of unnecessary risks and unsafe behavior. Since then, we have been leader in programs that help prevent the kind of injuries that cause death and permanent disability for children, adolescents and adults.

Our bike and multi-sport helmet program has been particularly successful, providing more than 120,000 helmets to children and adults at low or no cost. For more than two decades, we have coordinated volunteer-run helmet clinics, distributing and fitting the helmets.

TNTT has also influenced the Oregon state legislature and resulted in the passage of numerous laws aimed at safety, including expanding the use of bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets and car seats. 

For more information about TNTT programs, please call 503-413-4960.