Developing and Using a Logic Model
Logic models are tools for planning, describing, managing, communicating, and evaluating a program or intervention.
Logic models increase the likelihood that program efforts will be successful because they:
- Communicate the purpose of the program and expected results.
- Describe the actions expected to lead to the desired results.
- Become a reference point for everyone involved in the program.
- Improve program staff expertise in planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Involve stakeholders, enhancing the likelihood of resource commitment.
- Incorporate findings from other research and demonstration projects.
- Identify potential obstacles to program operation so that staff can address them early on.