Using logic models, a key building block of results-focused programs: An interview with Tom Chapel, Chief Evaluation Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Episode #55

Just like mapping out a journey before embarking on a trip, logic models provide a type of map for programs about where they want to go and how they plan to get there. To learn more about logic models and how they can be useful to programs and public managers, we’re joined by an expert on the topic, Tom Chapel. He’s the Chief Evaluation Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The interview provides an overview of:

  • Why a clear program description is important
  • What logic models are and how they’re used
  • How the CDC is using logic models to clarify grantee proposals
  • Advice to program leaders and public managers about using logic models

Web extra: Tom Chapel discusses some additional key terms often used in logic models. [click here]