Positive Culture Framework
A Foundation for Cultural Transformation
The Positive Culture Framework (PCF) is an approach based on our latest research about improving health and safety in our communities and organizations. PCF seeks to cultivate health and safety. We intentionally use the word cultivate, as the PCF builds on shared values, beliefs, and attitudes that already exist in a culture to promote health and safety. PCF builds on the recognition that the solutions are in the community.
[Description: This is a graphical representation of the Positive Culture Framework. The left describes what we’re going to do, where we’re going to do it, and how we’re going to do it. The right side describes our outcome. On the right, the symbol for our outcome is a large green arrow pointing upward. The top of the arrow is labelled “improved health and safety”. The middle of the arrow is labelled “increasing protective behaviors and decrease risky behaviors across the social ecology”. The bottom of the arrow is labelled “improve cultural factors across the social ecology”. On the left, the symbol for what we’re going to do, where we’re going to do it, and how we’re going to do it is a circle that focuses on process, skills and context. The process is capture by 7 components or steps that are arranged within the circle, like pieces of a pie. These steps are labeled 1. Plan and advocate, 2. Assess culture, 3. Establish common purpose and prioritize opportunities, 4. Develop portfolio of strategies, 5. Pilot and refine, 6. Implement strategies, 7. Evaluate effectiveness and needs. The skills that are required to implement the steps are represented outside of the circle and labelled Leadership, Communication and Integration. The context is shown at the center of the circle as concentric circles that demonstrate the social ecology. The social ecology is labelled from the outermost circle inward as Community, Schools and Workplace, Family and Peer, and Individual.]
Positive Culture Framework Skills
Positive Culture Framework Core Concepts