We are posting the third session of an instructional series that provides a basic overview of the CDC evaluation framework. These sessions are part of an online course in the Michigan OD2A program designed to help local organizations build their capacity to conduct evaluations and use the results of the evaluations to improve their opioid-related programs.
This third session is titled: Describe the Program. It reviews the second step in the CDC evaluation framework. This session will address the following questions.
- What is program theory?
- How do you develop a logic model?
- What are the limitations of logic models?
- How might systems thinking be used to supplement logic models?
Included in this session are two resources: (1) A checklist that distills selected literature and practice wisdom into a tool to support development of logic models, and a (2) a facilitated approach to building logic models (called the Tearless Logic Model) which emphasizes visioning and is grounded in appreciative inquiry and using common language.
Again, I would love your feedback on this third session. What are the strengths of the video and the narrative? Which aspects of this session could be improved to make it a more effective learning tool? What are other ideas for building the evaluation capacity of local organizations that are addressing the opioid crisis in their jurisdictions?
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