1st Annual Center for Health & Safety Culture Symposium
- Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018
- The Baxter
Many of us working to improve health and safety are recognizing the role of culture to achieve and sustain our goals in public health domains such as traffic safety, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, and child well-being. The Center for Health and Safety Culture is committed to working with communities to transform culture so that healthy and safe behaviors are sustainable. To be effective using culture as a basis for promoting health and safety across multiple domains, we need to be aware of current research and best practices in transforming culture. Recognizing this need, the Center for Health and Safety Culture is initiating an annual symposium intended to support the evolution of science and practice in creating a positive culture to sustain safe and healthy choices.
Rather than choosing a traditional conference format where speakers and experts share information with attendees, we have chosen a symposium format in which attendees will have the opportunity to engage in group discussion, listen to presentations in multiple formats, and create knowledge together. Indeed, there are many definitions of a symposium, but they all include gaining knowledge through interaction, conversation, and partnerships.
- Share best practice in methods of cultural transformation.
- Understand the latest science about the relationship of culture with health and safety.
- Explore how positive culture improves health and safety.
- Foster new partnerships, knowledge, and insights.
Who should attend?
Anyone working at the tribal, national, state, or community level to address health and safety, including:
- tribal health professionals
- substance abuse specialists
- public health professionals
- coalition members
- traffic safety professionals
- workplace safety professionals
- violence preventions professionals
- early childhood education specialists
- city and county health and safety professionals
- counselors, teachers, school administrators
- elected officials
- law enforcement
- academics who research the role of culture in health and safety
- stakeholders responsible for health & safety in communities
- practitioners who seek to transform culture to promote health & safety