PRC Logic Model

The logic model for the PRC Program was developed to describe the activities of the program and the outcomes it expects to achieve. The model identifies the inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact common to all PRCs and shows the expected relationships among these components. The diagram of the model summarizes how the program is presumed to work. Although the boxes of the model are shown in a linear fashion, the relationships among them are expected to be complex and interactive over time.

The logic model does not imply that one size fits all. To reflect uniqueness, each PRC creates its own logic model by tailoring the model to the center’s specific activities and goals. More mature PRCs, for example, may be more likely to have a larger array of outputs and outcomes than new centers. The model cannot show the emphasis an individual PRC may place on one type of activity over another. In addition, the time required to achieve different outputs may vary among PRCs and depends on many factors, such as the type of research conducted and other activities undertaken, the amount of resources devoted to activities such as dissemination, and contextual factors. Thus, the national model does not specify the time it may take to achieve outputs or outcomes. The logic model was created through a participatory process involving a diverse set of national, state, and local PRC stakeholders.

Logic Model for the PRC Program