Originally presented on February 18, 2008
Logic models can be a powerful tool in the program planning process. They provide a visual map of your program to increase understanding of your plans by stakeholders and funders. Increasingly, funding agencies are requiring that grant applicants use logic models to describe the link between the proposed program and expected outcomes.
Developing a logic model can provide insight into the underlying theory of a program, the various assumptions (both hidden and explicit) that underlie a program, opportunities for improvement and methods for evaluating the program from both a process and an outcome perspective.
Individuals involved in program planning, evaluation, grant writing and quality improvement will benefit from learning the basics of logic model development. IPLAN Coordinators and health improvement community planners are encouraged to participate.