I spoke to some of you about tracking important focus group activities. My impression was that record keeping associated with various focus groups varies. Yet, there is merit in keeping track of who attended, what was discussed, conclusions, and follow-up plans (if appropriate).
Good use appears to be made of the data base in preparation for the meetings, but little appears to make it back in, except for new requests which are generated by the focus group activity.
I propose we develop a standard outline which would be used to summarize those pieces of information which might be useful for future
information about the particular community (people, programs, needs) which might be directed into our Resources Data Base or which might be used for advocacy or follow up. This would help ensure the grounding of our activities at the grass roots level.