REACH US TA Workshop 2009 - Oral Presentation

The Uses of a Logic Model for B Free CEED: An Effective Tool to Plan, Manage, Evaluate and Communicate Partnership Activities at Various Levels of Intervention

Purpose of Presentation: The presentation focuses on the application of a logic model in the development, implementation, and evaluation of B Free National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities (B Free CEED), a national resource and expert center on the elimination of hepatitis B disparities among Asian Pacific Islanders, including the development, evaluation and dissemination of multi-level, evidence-based best practices and activities.  To articulate the multi-faceted nature of the project, a logic model has been developed as an analytical framework to elaborate the relationships among inputs, strategies, outputs/activities and short-term outcomes for our Year 1 and Year 2 activities.

Learning Objectives: The presentation will introduce participants to the basic definition and components of a logic model, with an emphasis on how logic models ground evaluation design. Issues that will be addressed include how logic models can serve as a centerpiece for connecting evaluation results with program improvements, as well as a framework for the design and implementation of evaluation tools.  Participants will understand how logic models can be used to connect program planning with evaluation activities.

Lessons Learned: The development of a logic model contributed to identifying gaps in program logic, promoting understanding and consensus about the goals of B Free CEED and how to realize them, clarifying what is appropriate to evaluate, and when, so that evaluation resources are used wisely, and facilitating communication of the activities and goals of B Free CEED with various stakeholders.


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