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Logic Models and Outcome Measurement

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 40 minutes.


This online module defines outcome measurement and its importance to evaluation in the public health field. Dr. Bekemeier discusses the difference between performance measurement, evaluation, and logic models. Examples of running a marathon and managing an immunization clinic are used to describe the components of a logic model and how it can be used to assess the results of our interventions. Strategies for writing measureable outcomes compared to goal statements concludes the module.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the components and uses of a logic model.

• Define outcome measurements and why they are important.

• Differentiate between indicators and outcome measures.

• Describe potential uses of outcome measures.

• Identify measurable outcomes.

• Determine levels (e.g., community, system, agency, program) of outcomes.

• Identify outcomes vs. goals and objectives.

Special Instructions

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.