In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Having spent a good bit of time in the last few weeks working on logic modelsrelated to health outcomes I can agree with this sentiment. I have never been good at absorbing information that is presented in boxes. For people like me at least the product of the logic modelling process is not very useful as a communication tool about the plan that it describes, particularly if I haven’t been involved in developing it. However, the process of developing the logic model really does help with thinking through the linkages between Outcomes ( the impacts we want), the Outputs (the tasks we perform) and Inputs (what we invest) in a complex and dynamic environments such as health and well being.
Logic Modelling is never going to be a favourite task for me, but at least I can understand why it is necessary.
I am still an edubuzz novice and havent mastered the art of inserting images but hopefully clicking below will reveal a draft logic model for Support from the Start