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Logic Models and Evaluation Glen W. White1 Jamie Simpson2 1University of Kansas, Research and Training Center on Independent Living 2Kansas Department of Health and Environment
A Framing for Public Health Increasing personal competence and capacity and creating a more enabling environment so that people with disabilities can live lives with greater health, independence, and personal autonomy. Person and Environment Factors
Protective and risk factors in both the person and environment can affect the health outcomes of Kansans with disabilities Person and Environment Interaction P x E
The IOM Model Person in the Environment Disabling Process Person’s needs enlarge relative to existing environment
Logic Models There are a variety of logic models The primary focus of a logic model is to allow a clearer flow of evaluation and accountability with attention to outputs, and even more importantly, outcomes.
Evaluation We define process evaluation as assessments that measure the extent to which our logic model is being followed. Formative evaluation assesses whether a program is achieving short, medium or long term outcomes. Short term outcomes (1-2 years) are usually linked with changes in a particular target system’s awareness or knowledge.
Evaluation Medium term outcomes (3 - 5 years) are often associated with changes of a broader target system’s behavior, policy, or practice. Long term outcomes (6 - 10+ years) are often associated with ultimate goals of decreasing morbidity or mortality or changing a major system that will have a dramatic impact on the health of Kansans with disabilities.
Advisory Committee Evaluation For today’s meeting we want to address one specific way of evaluating your contribution toward making Kansans with disabilities and chronic conditions healthier Our evaluation committee has met and created an evaluation form that is easy to complete, yet will yield some important information
Guiding Evaluation Questions What happened?What was discussed? (brief sentence or two): So What?What was your input in the discussion and process? What are the intended outcomes? What is the beneficial impact of the outcomes for Kansans with disabilities? How will it benefit the committee you are serving on? What Next?Did you take on an assignment? How will/did your efforts help enhance the health of Kansans with disabilities? Got Issues? Would you like an issue to be brought up for other advisory board members for feedback?
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