What’s the point of a logic model?

LST logic model

Above is a logic model for Life Skills Training that I came across via the EpisCentre in the US, you can download a copy here.  As I’m sure I don’t need to remind readers of this blog LST is one of the programmes that a recent Cochrane Collaboration meta-review of universal alcohol prevention programmes described as a viable policy and practice option.

What I like about it is that it sets out very clearly what will be delivered and how the authors hope this will impact across the sort term, medium term and the ultimate outcomes the programme is intended to achieve.

We’ve produced a short video which tries to explain logic models in a bit more detail and there’s a bit more in the EMCDDA prevention standards.