A logic model is a graphical illustration of a program’s resources, activities and expected outcomes. These models help simplify complex relationships and demonstrate the logical flow of program development and intended end results.
Logic models are valuable tools that can be used throughout the lifecycle of a program or an initiative. In public health logic models are used during:
• Program planning;
• Program implementation;
• Evaluation; and
• Developing a business case for program funding.
• Explain the purpose of logic models and describe the different components of a logic model
• Compare and contrast logic models and theory of change; and
• Design a simple logic model for an initiative, program or policy
Samiya Abdi is a health promotion consultant focusing on program planning and evaluation in the Health Promotion Capacity Building team at PHO. Samiya holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Waterloo, and has over ten years of experience in program development, management, implementation and evaluation, working within the non-profit, corporate and government sectors.
Gloria Mensah is a Product Development Advisor with the Health Promotion Capacity Building team at PHO. Gloria supports knowledge product development through assisting the team with product related activities. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and is a current candidate for Master of Public Health, and has previously worked for Health Canada.
We recommend participants have a basic understanding of what a logic model is. Participants may include:
• Program evaluators
• Health Promoters
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