Thursday, August 17, 2006

Total # of Contacts - What Does it Mean?

There have been questions about the adult enrollment screen which now asks for number of contacts and # of lessons. How do we define number of contacts?

The Number of Contacts box is to reflect the # of times you have contact with a client. Some states may deliver more than 1 lesson at a session, while other states may take 2 meetings to cover the content of a lesson.

For instance you may have met with a client or group 5 times, but taught 10 lessons because
2 lessons were taught per visit. Contacts would be 5, number of lessons would be 10.

This just helps us see the variety of ways that the program is delivered. It can have even more meaning for you as the State Coordinator to see how your staff are spending their time or to test various strategies.

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