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ParentingMontana.org

ParentingMontana.org strengthens social and emotional skills of parents and their children contributing to healthy, successful lives and reductions in risky behaviors.

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Together for Life - Utah

Together for Life Utah is increasing seat belt use in Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Iron, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, and Uintah Counties.

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Washakie County Social Norms Marketing Campaign

A social norms marketing campaign for reducing underage drinking among high school students in Washakie County, WY.

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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.

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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 […]

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 training and guide service. Sponsor: Clackamas County Department of Transportation Start Date: 08/20/2021 End Date: 12/31/2024 PI: Otto

Support Development of Statewide Survey

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 developing a survey to assess traffic safety behaviors and beliefs that will support efforts by program managers in implementing effective strategies and countermeasures to reduce serious […]

Target Zero Manager Training and Guide

The Center for Health and Safety Culture worked with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to provide onsite training and guide service to the Target Zero Manager and TZM program manager. Sponsor: Washington Traffic Safety Commission Start Date: 06/15/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021 PI: Otto

Support the Collection of Data on Emotional Intelligence

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 expanding research on social and emotional competence and traffic safety. Sponsor: Washington Traffic Safety Commission Start Date: 04/27/2021 End Date: 09/30/2021 PI: Otto

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 in multiple risky driving behaviors to improve traffic safety. This research project is a part of the Traffic Safety Culture Pooled Fund Program. Sponsor: Montana Department of Transportation Start Date: 03/26/2021 End Date: […]

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 team will develop a resource to guide stakeholders in developing and implementing effective strategies to change beliefs that define traffic safety culture and influence road […]

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

The Center for Health and Safety Culture partnered with Illuminate Colorado to develop a survey to measure the behaviors and beliefs about social connectedness as it relates to providing informal support for families – especially families with young children. Sponsor: Illuminate Colorado Start Date: 11/15/2020 End Date:  12/31/2021 PI: McMahill and Otto

WTSC Workplace Distracted Driving

The Center for Health and Safety Culture implemented and evaluated a culture-based intervention to address distracted driving in the workplace consistent with Washington state laws. The main goal was to transform traffic safety culture within workplaces around the Target Zero priority of distracted driving, resulting in a workplace transformation that would embrace the values and […]

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

The Center for Health and Safety Culture partnered with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to grow a positive traffic safety culture in Washington State.  The Center conducted formative research to inform the development of tools to promote best practices among parents as their children learn to drive, revised and presented the Center’s Positive Culture Framework […]

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

The Center for Health and Safety Culture identified key beliefs and quantified their influence on decisions about protective behaviors like social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Sponsor: Montana State University Start Date: 07/01/2020 End Date: 12/31/2020 PI: Finley

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 supported a […]