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NYNJ-260 Introduction to Logic Models

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Introduction to Logic Models Self-paced Courses Ongoing

Course Description


 "Introduction to Logic Models” is the second in a series of trainings dealing with the development and evaluation of public health programs. This training serves as an introduction to logic models with information about why logic models are important, an explanation of the model components and real-world examples of how logic models are built.


  • Describe how a logic model can be used for program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Illustrate the relationship between logic model components: Inputs, Activities, Outputs, Outcomes, and Impact or Goal.
  • Construct a logic model given program information.


Originally launched August 2011.

Estimated Time to Complete

It is estimated that the course takes one hour to complete.

Technical Requirements

The course is built to XHTML 1.1 specifications. A modern web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is required to view the pages.


Please allow up to two weeks before completed courses are moved to your completed tab in the LMS.

Average Completion Time

1.5 hours



Associated Programs (Explain)

  • 2012 Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program
  • 2020 Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program
  • 2019 Special Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program
  • Course Competencies

  • 1A01 Describes factors affecting the health of a community (e.g., equity, income, education, environment)
  • 1A02 Identifies quantitative and qualitative data and information (e.g., vital statistics, electronic health records, transportation patterns, unemployment rates, community input, health equity impact assessments) that can be used for assessing the health of a
  • 1A08 Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
  • 1A09 Describes public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data
  • 1A10 Uses quantitative and qualitative data
  • 2A06 Gathers information that can inform options for policies, programs, and services (e.g., secondhand smoking policies, data use policies, HR policies, immunization programs, food safety programs)
  • 2A06 Participates in program planning processes
  • 2A08 Identifies mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality
  • 2A08 Implements policies, programs, and services
  • 2A10 Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services (e.g., outputs, outcomes, processes, procedures, return on investment)
  • 2B07 Develops plans to implement policies and programs
  • 2B08 Recommends policies, programs, and services for implementation
  • 2B09 Develops mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality
  • 5A02 Recognizes relationships that are affecting health in a community (e.g., relationships among health departments, hospitals, community health centers, primary care providers, schools, community-based organizations, and other types of organizations
  • 6A04 Retrieves evidence (e.g., research findings, case reports, community surveys) from print and electronic sources (e.g., PubMed, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, The World Health Report) to support dec
  • 6A05 Recognizes limitations of evidence (e.g., validity, reliability, sample size, bias, generalizability)
  • 6A06 Describes evidence used in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services