The Role of Research in the Development of Effective Strategies

We develop strategies that transform culture to improve health and safety in organizations and communities. The development of these strategies is based on scientific research to ensure they are valid and effective. ‚Äč

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Given the diversity of communities, there are rarely existing solutions that fit the unique culture of a community. Instead, efforts to improve health and safety in a community need to begin with research to understand the local culture and analyze its effect on behavior.

Our research is designed in partnership with the communities we serve to ensure we are addressing the social issues that are most important to them. Such partnerships ensure that the strategies we propose from this research are relevant and supported by these communities.

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Together for Life Project Cohort 3

The Center for Health and Safety culture will continue work on the Together for Life Project - a project to increase seatbelt use in rural Utah based on the Center's...

Washington Traffic Safety Commission Training and Guidance FY22

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will increase the knowledge and skills of Washington Traffic Safety Commission staff, Target Zero Managers, and partners in promoting proactive traffic safety and implementation projects...

Organizing Safety Culture Self-Assessment for Transportation Agencies

The Center for Health and Safety Culture in partnership with the Western Transportation Institute will serve as a subcontractor for Battelle Memorial Institute to provide support for FHWA safety culture activities. Sponsor: Battelle...

Washington Traffic Safety Commission Training and Guidance FY21

The Center for Health and Safety Culture continue to work with Washington Traffic Safety Commission to address traffic safety in the State of Washington. This phase of work will include...

Washakie County Social Norms Marketing Campaign

Sponsor: Washakie Prevention Coalition Status: Closed PI: Katherine Dively A social norms marketing campaign for reducing underage drinking among high school students in Washakie County, WY. A brand, logo, and...

Positive Culture Framework Ongoing Support for Clackamas County, Oregon

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will continue to support efforts in Clackamas County to apply the Center's Positive Culture Framework to grow a positive traffic safety culture through...

Support Development of Statewide Survey

The Center for Health and Safety Culture continues to work with Washington Traffic Safety Commission to address traffic safety in the State of Washington. This phase of work will include...

TZM Training and Guide

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will work with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to provide onsite training and guide service to the TZM and TZM program manager. Sponsor: Washington Traffic...

Support the Collection of Data on Emotional Intelligence

The Center for Health and Safety Culture continues to work with Washington Traffic Safety Commission to address traffic safety in the State of Washington. This phase of work will include expanding...

Resources and Tools to Reduce Multiple Risky Driving Behaviors

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will seek to address traffic impulsivity and the underlying beliefs and behaviors of individuals engaging in multiple risky driving behaviors by creating and testing a virtual intervention designed to reach drivers who engage...

A Review of Methods to Change Beliefs

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will conduct a narrative literature review to understand how belief change can result in changed behaviors. Based on the literature review, the research...

Developing a Survey to Measure the Culture of Social Connectedness in Colorado

The Center for Health and Safety Culture is partnering will Illuminate Colorado to develop a survey measure the behaviors and beliefs about social connectedness as it relates to providing informal...