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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.

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Statistics Without Borders (SWB)

American Statistical Association

Gary Shapiro

start up
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
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
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
Future Plans
  • Now working towards formal group within Association
  • Starting New Projects Group to look for more work
  • Gary Shapiro, g.shapiro4@verizon.net
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