The Center for Health and Safety Culture will conduct a literature review to define aggressive driving, formulate a contextual model to explain its occurrence, and develop and implement a survey of road users to identify and differentiate clusters of driving behaviors that are perceived as “aggressive.” This research project is a part of the Traffic Safety Culture Pooled Fund Program. […]
ParentingMontana.org strengthens social and emotional skills of parents and their children contributing to healthy, successful lives and reductions in risky behaviors.
Together for Life Utah is increasing seat belt use in Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Iron, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, and Uintah Counties.
A social norms marketing campaign for reducing underage drinking among high school students in Washakie County, WY.
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.
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.
- Child Wellbeing
- Domestic Violence
- Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development
- Problem Gambling
- Social Norms Marketing
- Substance Misuse
- Traffic Safety
A Review of Methods to Change Beliefs, A Traffic Safety Culture – Pooled Fund Project
Status: Active This project of the Traffic Safety Culture Transporation Pooled Fund (TSC-TPF) Program and the Center for Health and Safety Culture sought to better understand how beliefs are formed and changed to inform and develop more effective traffic safety culture strategies that seek to change behaviors. The TSC-TPF has been a leader in advancing […]
Traffic Safety Culture Transportation Pooled Fund Program
A cooperative effort of up to 19 state DOTs to increase awareness, understanding, and prioritization of traffic safety culture thereby transforming the culture in pursuit of the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) vision. A range of projects supporting TZD strategies are funded by this pooled fund. […]
Resources and Tools to Improve Pedestrian Safety
The Center for Health and Safety Culture will seek to develop resources to assess and grow beliefs among stakeholders to support the deployment of effective strategies to improve pedestrian safety. The project will result in the creation of tools to increase beliefs supportive of pedestrian safety strategies. […]
Montana Marijuana Messaging
The Center for Health and Safety Culture will help MT DPHHS increase awareness of risk factors about the use of marijuana and other addictive substances (nicotine, alcohol, other illicit drugs) among universal, selective, and indicated populations including youth, young adults, and other high-risk populations. […]
ParentingMontana.org strengthens social and emotional skills of parents and their children contributing to healthy, successful lives and reductions in risky behaviors. […]
Together for Life Utah
A seat belt project applied across the social ecology in nine rural counties in Utah. A positive and hopeful approach to getting people to always wear their seat belt. […]
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 Positive Culture Framework. The Center has worked with 7 rural counties over the past several years and will continue to provide support, media, and evaluation […]
Washington Traffic Safety Commission Training and Guidance FY22
Sponsor: Washington Traffic Safety Commission Status: Active PI: Otto and Dively 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 to grow supportive behavioral, normative, and control beliefs leading to effective and safer behaviors.
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 U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration safety culture activities. […}
Washington Traffic Safety Commission Training and Guidance FY21
The Center for Health and Safety Culture continued to work with Washington Traffic Safety Commission to address traffic safety in the State of Washington. This phase of work included the analysis and recommendations based on the 2019 Parent Traffic Safety Survey, developed and provided training and ongoing technical support to the Commission’s Program Managers and […]