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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  • Child Wellbeing
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  • Traffic Safety

Utah Rural Positive Culture Framework Seat Belt Project (TogetherforLifeUtah.org)

The Highway Safety Office of the Department of Public Safety for the State of Utah and the Center for Health and Safety Culture are engaged in a project to address...

Guidance to Promote Workplace Policies and Family rules to Reduce Cell Phone Use While Driving and Promote Engaged Driving

In partnership with the Montana Department of Transportation, the Center for Health and Safety will identify strategies for families and workplaces that foster engaged driving. This project seeks to answers...

Washington Traffic Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will work with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to more fully incorporate drivers' traffic safety culture beliefs into planning and implementation of traffic...

Traffic Safety Culture and Impaired Driving

Cannabis use by U.S. adults has increased by 50% over the last decade, and over the same period, cannabis use by drivers has increased by an estimated 8 -12%. Cannabis impairs...

NCRRS Rural Traffic Safety Culture Plan Demonstration

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...

Nevada Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Culture Guide Project

The Center for Health and Safety Culture is providing guidance to support the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT) Safety Working Group tasked with examining their DOT's culture and implementing strategies...

Oregon Problem Gambling Year 2

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will continue its efforts in OR to reduce problem gambling by utilizing the 7 Communication Steps of the Positive Culture Framework to lay...

Applying Traffic Safety Culture in Minnesota

In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Center for Health and Safety Culture and CHI St. Joseph's Health are engaged in a project to understand how culture impacts...

Clackamas County Transportation Safety Culture Project

The Center for Health and Safety Culture within the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University seeks to continue the partnership with Clackamas County in their efforts to cultivate a...

Engaging Montana Parents to Reduce Underage Drinking (ParentingMontana.org)

The Center for Health and Safety Culture assisted with efforts to cultivate a positive, healthy culture among Montana parents to reduce underage drinking. The Center creates resources and provided training...

Quality Improvement Center on Child Welfare Involved Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

The Center for Health and Safety Culture will support the implementation of Futures Without Violence's (FWV) Quality Improvement Center (QIC) on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare project by supporting the...

Using the Positive Community Norms Approach to Increases Seatbelt Usage in Rural Utah (TogetherforLifeUtah.org)

The Center for Health and Safety Culture and the UT Highway Safety Office seek to improve rural traffic safety and reduce injuries and fatal car crashes with this project by...