Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Creating Progam Logic Models: A Toolkit for State Flex Programs

Abstract: 

A logic modeling toolkit developed by the Flex Monitoring Team is available for use by state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Programs (Flex Programs) in planning for and managing their Flex programs. The use of the Program Logic Model (PLM) Toolkit will provide states with a tool to assist in:

Planning, managing, reporting on, and assessing their Flex Program goals, activities, and accomplishments;

  • Developing buy-in among key Flex Program stakeholders;
  • Clarifying the underlying program assumptions;
  • Identifying and defining measurable outcomes;
  • Linking state-level Flex Program strategies and activities to specific and measurable outcomes; and
  • Reporting program results to both internal and external stakeholders.

The PLM Toolkit is organized according to the steps in the PLM development process and guides the user through each section. Included in the Toolkit is an overview of PLMs, their component parts, and the application of the PLM framework to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Flex Program. The bulk of the Toolkit provides a step-by-step approach to developing a Program Logic Model. The final section of the Toolkit lists resources for additional information on PLMs.

Suggested Citation: Gale J, Loux S, Coburn AF. Creating Program Logic Models: A Toolkit for State Flex Programs.  Portland, ME: Flex Monitoring Team; 2006.

Publication Type: 
Report
Publish Date: 
April 1, 2006
URL: 
http://flexmonitoring.org/documents/PLMToolkit.pdf

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David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.

 

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