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