Using Logic Models for Flex Program Planning, Management, Evaluation and Reporting

Event Details
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

This recorded webinar provides information about logic models and their use for program planning, management, evaluation and reporting. The program logic model is a tool to assist states in planning their program activities, describing the underlying rationale for their program interventions, identifying expected short, medium, and long term outcomes of these interventions, managing and evaluating their programs, and providing an explicit link between their program interventions and program impact as captured by the national measures.

This webinar will use a three-step process to assist State Flex Program staff in using logic models to develop a visual representation of their underlying program rationale:

  • Identifying conditions (i.e., the problems of interest) that program interventions are designed to address
  • Identifying conditions target by the proposed interventions (i.e., ensuring that proposed activities target the underlying problems impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs), rural communities and rural EMS systems)
  • Representing measurement in the logic model (i.e., how do we know that program interventions are likely to have the desired impact)

Participants will gain experience in developing and working with logic models as a program management and evaluation tool. They will also be provided with resources and forms to support the development of their own state-specific logic models.