The Center for Health and Safety Culture is hosting a 2.5 day Positive Culture Framework training December 7th-9th in sunny San Diego, CA. Learn how to cultivate change in your community while escaping the cold this December!

Visit our Training page   to find out more about this event in the Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego or if you're ready to go, click above to register now!

Who We Are

Jay Otto is our Principal Scientist here at the Center for Health & Safety Culture.

Jay received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He leads the research efforts for the Center as well as participates in research projects. He is fascinated by human behavior, how systems influence behavior, and the role of culture. His issues of interest include substance abuse prevention, traffic safety, and violence prevention.

Jay previously worked at the community level as a manager of a prevention office within a local hospital. He has served on several local and state committees overseeing prevention efforts.

Katie Dively  is a Research Scientist II and Senior Trainer at the Center .

Katie holds a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. In her role, Katie has provided training and support to over 100 communities across the country utilizing the Positive Culture Framework for improving health and safety.

With a passion for studying health behavior, she has engaged in numerous research projects, and led prevention efforts in a variety of topic areas including cancer, cardiovascular disease, substance abuse, child maltreatment, and traffic safety. Katie has provided resources, technical assistance and training relating to evidence-based prevention practices including program planning, capacity building, assessment, implementation, and evaluation
Where We Have Been
The Center staff provides onsite trainings and presentations across the country. Here is a look at where we have been in the third quarter of 2016.
Interested in a presentation or training?  Please contact us  or visit our  Training page  to learn more.

Free Webinar Series

The Center offers a series of free webinars designed to support your efforts to improve health and safety. For more information or to register for any event listed below, please visit our Webinars page.  

11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2pm ET
Have you attended one of our trainings and are finding you need some assistance implementing the work in your community or organization?  
Join us for a free webinar on Guide Service, which seeks to support communities and organizations as they engage in prevention efforts within the Positive Culture Framework.

Upcoming Topics

December 1, 2016 - Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis
11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2pm ET

As more states decriminalize and even legalize medical and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana), traffic safety leaders and public health advocates have growing concerns about driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC).  How do we understand the culture of cannabis use and DUIC?  How do these cultural factors increase DUIC risk?  What policy changes and strategies can support a culture that sustains safe and sober driving? Please join us for a 2 hour webinar on three recent projects studying DUIC. 

January 26, 2017 - Free DFC Proposal Writing Seminar
11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2pm ET
Applying for a Fiscal Year 2017 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant?  Join us to explore how to structure your application and organize your efforts to accomplish the two DFC program goals of establishing and strengthening collaboration around prevention and reducing substance use among youth.  This webinar will highlight how the Positive Culture Framework can be utilized to organize your application, meet the requirements of DFC Support Program, and enhance your coalition's efforts.