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. ​

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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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  • Child Wellbeing
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  • Social Norms Marketing
  • Substance Misuse
  • Traffic Safety

WTSC Workplace Distracted Driving

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will implement and evaluate a culture-based intervention to address distracted driving in the workplace consistent with Washington state laws. The main goal will...

Next Steps to Support Efforts to Grow a Positive Traffic Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture is partnering with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to grow a positive traffic safety culture in Washington State.  The Center will conduct formative...

Measuring the Culture of Protective Behaviors to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will identify key beliefs and quantify their influence on decisions about protective behaviors like social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Sponsor:...

WTSC Training and Guidance FY21

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 the analysis...

Traffic Safety Culture Transportation Pooled Fund (TSC TPF) Phase 2 Support

The Center serves as the support agency to the second TSC-TPF program on Traffic Safety Culture.  The program represents a group of DOTs and/or other organizations with a vested interest in bolstering the concept...

NCRRS Rural Traffic Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will develop tools and provide guidance for two rural communities to develop a localized action plan and begin implementing that plan to grow...

Transforming Safety Culture to Achieve the “Towards Zero Deaths” Vision

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will provide research services and administer the North Dakota Department of Transportation Safety Culture Training which encourages new resources and novel strategies to...

Montana Parent PFS2 (ParentingMontana.org)

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will implement and enhance services already through Parenting Montana project by focusing on those in a parenting role with children a higher-risk for...

Epidemiological Summary of Montana Young Adults

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will partner with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in their efforts to cultivate a positive, healthy culture among young...

Strengthen Montana’s Families and Keep Children Safe

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will partner with Montana Children's Trust Fund to develop a media campaign to strengthen families in Montana and keep children safe from abuse...

Creating a Target Zero Culture in Companies by Reducing Workplace Distracted Driving

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will implement and evaluate a culture-based intervention to address distracted driving in the workplace consistent with Washington state laws. The main goal will...

Engaging Families to Improve Early Childhood Development in Montana

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will work with the early childhood system in Montana to develop tools and capacity to use the tools to engage families and caregivers...