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1 Using Mathematics to Transform Communities By Tanya Moore, PhD Blackwell-Tapia Conference 2008 Raleigh, North Carolina November 15, 2008

2 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

3 The Infinite Possibilities Conference

4 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

5 Public Health: Improving & Supporting the Health of the Community

6 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

7 BARHII Data Workgroup

8 Neighborhood Based Approach to Reducing Health Inequities in Cardiovascular Disease

9 In Conclusion…

10 Acknowledgements 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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