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Population Health and Health Policy

Creating Progam Logic Models: A Toolkit for State Flex Programs


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.

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April 1, 2006

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!


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