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Everyone collects data. Every day, whether it’s filling out time sheets, counting supplies for reordering, or doing head counts at workshops, we’re collecting data. Most agencies probably have a fair amount of data already collected: client demographics, number of condoms/syringes/brochures handed out, schedules for outreach workers, and counseling and testing intake forms.

Good Questions, Better Answers --  1998 California Department of Health Services and
Northern California Grantmakers AIDS Task Force  --