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1 Logic Models Ron Hale Office of Health Promotion & Community Health Improvement April 7, 2008 Las Vegas, NM

2 A logic model is: A picture of how a program is expected to work. A systematic and visual way to present relationships among resources, activities, outputs or products, and intended outcomes or changes. A theory of change, of expected causal relationships

3 Logic Models: Provide a common framework for understanding a program or set of activities Show what goes into a program, what the program does, and what the results are Are at the core of both planning and evaluation Are often required by funders


5 Components of a Logic Model: Inputs/Resources –Money –People –Facilities –Knowledge/research Activities Outputs –Products –Services provided –Numbers of people served Outcomes –Short-term –Intermediate –Long-term Indicators/Measures

6 Types of outcomes or changes that can be tracked: 1.Process outcomes: Organizational or coalition functioning 2.Service or program outcomes: Changes in knowledge, behavior, or condition of program participants 3.System outcomes: Community-level changes in organizational relationships, policies, funding patterns, networks, neighborhoods, etc. 4.Health status outcomes: Changes in population health measures

7 InputsActivitiesOutputsOutcomesIndicators Linked Logic Model Components:

8 United Way/Urban Institute Logic Model Inputs/ Resources ActivitiesOutputsShort-term Outcomes Inter- mediate Outcomes Long-Term Outcomes Indicators/ Measures

9 Family Members Budget Car Camping Equipment Drive to state park Set up camp Cook, play, talk, laugh, hike Family members learn about each other; family bonds; family has a good time Example: Every day logic model – Family Vacation

10 Staff Money Partners Develop parent ed curriculum Deliver series of interactive sessions Parents increase knowledge of child dev Parents better understanding their own parenting style Parents use effective parenting practices Improved child- parent relations Research INPUTSOUTPUTS OUTCOMES Facilitate support groups Parents gain skills in effective parenting practices Example: Parenting Education & Support Program Parents identify appropriate actions to take Strong families Situation: Targeted parents attend During a county needs assessment, majority of parents reported that they were having difficulty parenting and felt stressed as a result

11 StrategiesActivities/OutputsOutcomesIndicators/Measures 1.Provide one-on-one counseling and case management services to high- risk families of infants from birth to age five. 2.Provide parent education and support groups for high-risk families with infants. 3.Provide consultation and clinical supervision to program staff working with high-risk families. 4.Provide psychiatric consultation as needed. 1.Family counseling & case management provided to 50 families at three program sites, with approximately 6 sessions per family. 2.Parent/child support & education groups provided to 30 families at three program sites, with minimum of 5 sessions per group. 3.Reflective supervision provided to program staff by appropriately licensed clinical supervisors. 4.65 hours of psychiatric consultation provided. a.Reduced levels of parental stress. b.Improved infant social and emotional development. c.Enhanced parental awareness of infant cues and needs. d.Improved family functioning. e.Parental satisfaction with services. a.Parental Stress Index (PSI) administered at intake, at 6-month intervals, and at exit. b.Ages & Stages Questionnaire/Social- Emotional (ASQ/SE) administered at intake, at 6-month intervals, and at exit. c.Clinician progress notes; parent self- assessment survey administered at intake and at exit. d.NCFAS administered at intake, at 6-month intervals, & at exit. e.Parent satisfaction survey administered at exit. f.Treatment plan review (all outcomes) Los Mocosos Community Services, Inc.Child/Parent Mental Health Program Program Logic Model GOAL 1 - Direct Services: Provide mental health interventions and family support services to families with infants and small children who are at risk of social or emotional problems. Long-term aim: To reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect and of future behavioral health problems as children grow into adolescence and adulthood.




15 Process Benchmarks (Things the program will do or provide) WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM FOR BETTER OUTCOMES? Systems Change Outcomes (Outcomes you expect by the end of the grant period.) IF WE ARE SUCCESSFUL, WHAT SYSTEMS CHANGE(S) WILL WE SEE OVER THE COURSE OF THE PROJECT? Longer-term Outcomes (Changes for the target population beyond the term of the grant) WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF OUR WORK? 1. 2. 3. Con Alma Health Foundation Evaluation Logic Model

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