Jay Otto was in Honolulu presenting to the Pacific Women’s Indigenous Network — a newly formed coalition of women leaders from across the Pacific Islands who are working on violence prevention including addressing human trafficking. Otto discussed the Center’s research on leveraging culture to address issues of health and safety.

The following week, Otto presented to the Four Corners Safety Summit in Utah’s Monument Valley. Many participants were from the Navajo Nation and are addressing a variety of traffic related issues including seat belt usage.

In Boise, Idaho, Otto presented at the annual meeting for AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Highway Safety.  Otto spoke about the Idaho Transportation Department’s Positive Community Norms project to reduce impaired driving by engaging bystanders. The presentation was received well and invoked a valuable question and answer session.