Presentation on theme: "Statistics Without Borders (SWB) American Statistical Association Gary Shapiro."— Presentation transcript:
Statistics Without Borders (SWB) American Statistical Association Gary Shapiro
Start Up EASY! Mission: Pro bono statistical help in international health Session at annual meetings in 8/08 was impetus. Volunteerism Special Interest Group already existed.
Start Up Cont'd In 10/08, put item in newsletter, 30 immediate volunteers. Newsletter items really important. Had couple of projects before 10/08. We were operational No Ass'n. objections to group Great support from Ass'n. leadership
Projects and Achievements Easier to get volunteers than to get work Many Projects in discussion stage. Some active ones: Help plan a bottled water survey Advising on the evaluation of a major MesoAmerican health initiative Reviewing food for Peace grant proposals for 2 countries Discussions with international non- governmental organizations
Future Plans Now working towards formal group within Association Starting New Projects Group to look for more work Gary Shapiro,