STEP SEVEN: VISUALIZE
Logic models are a visual diagram of the community problem and why it is happening (or a goal and how it will be made to happen). The elements of the picture identified through the team’s analysis are informed by science, best practice, and community wisdom. This picture allows the partnership to clearly communicate their understanding with the broader community. The picture also assures that any selected interventions can be clearly aligned with their intended effects. Ideally, no group should begin taking action until it can show an evidence-based, issue-integrated picture of the community problem and why it is happening. Diagrams of outcomes, root causes and local conditions enable concise and clear communication, planning and evaluation. Such diagrams, or logic models, also allow a coalition to critically analyze its progress toward shorter term or intermediate goals which can facilitate needed improvement and celebration.
Model meets standards: a) Adequacy, b) Completeness, c) Line Logic, d) Communications
Power Model elements have been paired with data/measures that have been selected based upon a) Data Power, b) Proxy Power and c) Communications Power (reference: Mark Friedman – RBA)
Issue-integrated model that shows connections across related issues and leads to common causes for aligned action has been developed and agreed upon
BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER):
Related Facilitator's Guide or Curriculum
|Representational Logic Model Worksheet & Example||
Community Tool Box Toolkit: Developing a Logic Model or Theory of Change
CSG Curriculum: Logic Models
|Common Cause Analysis Exercise|
|Common Cause Summary Worksheet||
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER
Logic Model Development
Community Tool Box Guide: Developing a Logic Model or Theory of Change
Guide reviews logic models: how to create them, how to make them effective and the benefits of using them.
Defining Goals for Youth: A New Approach Helps Minnesota Legislators Identify Policy Priorities for Young Peopl
Issue brief explains how and why Minnesota legislators established the Legislative Caucus on Children and Youth.
Additional Training for Your Team
Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
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