Using Mathematics to Transform Communities by yurtgc548


									 Using Mathematics to
Transform Communities
           By Tanya Moore, PhD
     Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2008
          Raleigh, North Carolina
            November 15, 2008
 I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the

community, and as long as I live it is my privilege

           to do for it whatever I can.
             ~ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
The Infinite Possibilities Conference
Statistics for Social Change
   Upcoming apprenticeship program for Building Diversity in Science to begin in
    January 2009

   Transitional aged-youth (16-24)

   Participants learn statistics, logic, reasoning, and evaluation skills and applied
    knowledge to a research question related to violence in their community

   Goal is to better understand conditions leading to violence and peace in South &
    West Berkeley

   Joint program with B-Tech, Berkeley’s continuation high school
Public Health: Improving & Supporting the
Health of the Community
Examples of Health Inequities in Berkeley
   African Americans in Berkeley on
    average live 10 to 15 years less than
    any other racial/ethnic group

   If inequities between Whites and
    African Americans and high and low
    poverty were eliminated, annually
    there would be 41% fewer deaths in
    African Americans and 36% fewer
    deaths in the poorest neighborhoods
BARHII Data Workgroup
Neighborhood Based Approach to Reducing
Health Inequities in Cardiovascular Disease
                             Blocks of Interest
                                  City Council
                                  Community Representatives
                                  Economic Development
                                  Facilities Maintenance
                                  Public Health
                                  SWB Health Forum

                                  Area of Interest of Council-
                                  men Moore and Anderson
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In Conclusion…
   Thank you to IPC sponsors & partners, in particular:
        National Security Agency
        National Science Foundation
        American Statistical Association
        North Carolina State University, SAMSI, Spelman College

   Thank you to collaborators for IPC 2005, 2007 in particular
        Dr. Nagambal Shah
        Dr. Leona Harris
        Dr. Kimberley Weems

    IPC Pictures Jeff Basladynski and Frederick Moore

   City of Berkeley Collaborators:
        Neil Maizlish, PhD
        Victoria Breckwich-Vasquez, DrPH

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