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Adapting logic models over time: the Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program experience.

Sitaker M, Jernigan J, Ladd S, Patanian M - Prev Chronic Dis (2008)

Bottom Line: Logic models can provide an important foundation for program evaluation by identifying evaluation questions that most appropriately assess program processes and outcomes and by guiding measurement decisions.Our paper describes how a logic model was used in generating the program evaluation plan for the WaHDSPP, including the identification of evaluation questions and development of indicators to track progress effectively.We describe the use of evaluation results, as well as steps state programs can take to use logic models in program evaluation.

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Affiliation: Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington, USA.

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Logic models are graphic representations of the relationship between program activities and their intended effects and are used for both program planning and evaluation. Logic models can provide an important foundation for program evaluation by identifying evaluation questions that most appropriately assess program processes and outcomes and by guiding measurement decisions. We demonstrate how logic models can be used to plan program evaluation by describing the adoption of logic modeling by the Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (WaHDSPP) and by specifying the changes in process and use of logic models since the program's initial funding. Our paper describes how a logic model was used in generating the program evaluation plan for the WaHDSPP, including the identification of evaluation questions and development of indicators to track progress effectively. We describe the use of evaluation results, as well as steps state programs can take to use logic models in program evaluation.

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Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (WaHDSPP) Logic Evaluation Plan, 2007–2008. (HDSPP indicates Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; EMS TAC, Emergency Medical Service Technical Advisory Committee; NCQA, National Committee for Quality Assurance; EPHS, essential public health services; MIS, management information system; HD&S, Heart Disease and Stroke; MI, myocardial infarction.)
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Figure 3: Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (WaHDSPP) Logic Evaluation Plan, 2007–2008. (HDSPP indicates Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; EMS TAC, Emergency Medical Service Technical Advisory Committee; NCQA, National Committee for Quality Assurance; EPHS, essential public health services; MIS, management information system; HD&S, Heart Disease and Stroke; MI, myocardial infarction.)

Mentions: Having additional program staff available to develop work plans for the application enabled partners to collaborate more closely than in years past to revise the logic model. The updated logic model (Figure 3) demonstrated the WaHDSPP's alignment with the Action Plan, categorizing activities and their outcomes as either primary prevention, acute event, or secondary prevention, and reflected more mature thinking on the part of the WaHDSPP about the specific changes expected as a result of program activities.


Adapting logic models over time: the Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program experience.

Sitaker M, Jernigan J, Ladd S, Patanian M - Prev Chronic Dis (2008)

Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (WaHDSPP) Logic Evaluation Plan, 2007–2008. (HDSPP indicates Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; EMS TAC, Emergency Medical Service Technical Advisory Committee; NCQA, National Committee for Quality Assurance; EPHS, essential public health services; MIS, management information system; HD&S, Heart Disease and Stroke; MI, myocardial infarction.)
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Figure 3: Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (WaHDSPP) Logic Evaluation Plan, 2007–2008. (HDSPP indicates Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; EMS TAC, Emergency Medical Service Technical Advisory Committee; NCQA, National Committee for Quality Assurance; EPHS, essential public health services; MIS, management information system; HD&S, Heart Disease and Stroke; MI, myocardial infarction.)
Mentions: Having additional program staff available to develop work plans for the application enabled partners to collaborate more closely than in years past to revise the logic model. The updated logic model (Figure 3) demonstrated the WaHDSPP's alignment with the Action Plan, categorizing activities and their outcomes as either primary prevention, acute event, or secondary prevention, and reflected more mature thinking on the part of the WaHDSPP about the specific changes expected as a result of program activities.

Bottom Line: Logic models can provide an important foundation for program evaluation by identifying evaluation questions that most appropriately assess program processes and outcomes and by guiding measurement decisions.Our paper describes how a logic model was used in generating the program evaluation plan for the WaHDSPP, including the identification of evaluation questions and development of indicators to track progress effectively.We describe the use of evaluation results, as well as steps state programs can take to use logic models in program evaluation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington, USA.

ABSTRACT
Logic models are graphic representations of the relationship between program activities and their intended effects and are used for both program planning and evaluation. Logic models can provide an important foundation for program evaluation by identifying evaluation questions that most appropriately assess program processes and outcomes and by guiding measurement decisions. We demonstrate how logic models can be used to plan program evaluation by describing the adoption of logic modeling by the Washington State Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (WaHDSPP) and by specifying the changes in process and use of logic models since the program's initial funding. Our paper describes how a logic model was used in generating the program evaluation plan for the WaHDSPP, including the identification of evaluation questions and development of indicators to track progress effectively. We describe the use of evaluation results, as well as steps state programs can take to use logic models in program evaluation.

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Related in: MedlinePlus