Developing and Using a Logic Model

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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.