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Importance of Developing a Logic Model

A logic model is a visual tool that describes the need for a program, program inputs, outputs, goals, and objectives. Logic models help program planners illustrate the relationship between specific substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention efforts and intended program effects. Logic models for SUD programs may include the following components:

  • The specific problem or issue the program will address, including the target population for the program
  • Contextual factors in the community that may be contributing to the problem or issue
  • Inputs, including staffing and resources
  • Planned interventions, including specific services and activities to be provided
  • Expected program results, including short-term, medium-term, and long-term outcomes

Resources to Learn More

Examples of Community- and State-level Logic Models for Addressing Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths
Provides examples of logic models for community-level and state-level response to reduce non-medical use of opioid prescription drugs. The models are intended as a guide to assist in the identification of problem statements, goals, inputs, outputs, partners, and outcomes.
Organization(s): Prevention Solutions@EDC
Date: 5/2017

SAPC Logic Model Development Guide
Provides a logic model template, an example logic model, and guidelines for developing a logic model for addressing SUD.
Organization(s): Massachusetts Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC)