Logic Models

Staff have identified for you their recommended "must reads" on logic modeling based on NIDILRR grantees' frequency of requests for a copy of the article and the perceived usefulness of the article.

Developing a Logic Model

Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models

This University of Wisconsin Extension online course introduces a holistic approach to planning and evaluating education and outreach programs. Module 1 helps program practitioners use and apply logic models. Module 2 applies logic modeling to a national effort to evaluate community nutrition education. http://www.uwex.edu/ces/lmcourse

General Resources

Everything you Wanted to Know About Logic Models But Were Afraid to Ask

This paper was funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) under a contract to Insites, a Colorado-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization. It addresses situations where a private foundation designs an initiative and award grants to a number of sites to participate in the initiative in their local setting. The basic ideas are applicable to other situations. (1999)

Learn About Utilization Logic Models

A need has emerged among the NIDILRR grantee community for a new mechanism to guide planned project activities.

Program Development and Evaluation

This Program Development and Evaluation Web site run by University of Wisconsin- Extension provides several resources. Among them are examples of logic models, worksheets for creating a logic model, and presentations on logic models.

Ideas for Logic Modeling

A Logic Model for the Integration of Mental Health into Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, (Lando, Williams, Williams, & Sturgis, 2006).

In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened a group of mental health and public health professionals to develop a logic model for addressing mental health as it relates to chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Published in the CDC-sponsored journal, Preventing Chronic Disease, the article provides details on the model's inputs, activities, and desired outcomes. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/apr/05_0215.htm

The REACH 2010 Logic Model: An Illustration of Expected Performance (Tucker, Liao, Giles, & Liburd, 2006).

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) supports 40 Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH 2010) community coalitions in designing, implementing and evaluating ways to eliminate health disparities in racial and ethnic groups. This article, published in Preventing Chronic Disease, describes the components of the REACH 2010 logic model, which was developed to illustrate REACH's theory of change. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/jan/05_0131.htm

The VERB™ Campaign Logic Model: A Tool for Planning and Evaluation (Huhman, Heitzler, & Wong, 2004).

The VERB campaign, an initiative to increase and sustain physical activity among children approaching adolescence (or "tweens"), uses a logic model as a tool to share information, to facilitate program planning, and to provide direction for evaluation. This Preventing Chronic Disease article both describes this logic model's components, and offers very brief summaries of theories related to branding, message design, planned behavior, social cognition and information processing. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2004/jul/04_0033.htm

Examples of Logic Modeling

Program Planning & Development-Program Logic Model (University of Missouri Extension, 2006).

The University of Missouri Extension has adopted the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension logic model as part of the program development process. A logic model depicts program action by describing what the program is and what it will do. http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/programdev/plm/