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Logic Models:

A one hour webinar will help create and use logic models to guide program planning and evaluation Demonstrate the utilization of logic models to help and communicate more effectively and to describe the concept of causal connections that underlie logic models through the use of if-then relationships.

Objectives: (Entry –level: 4.1.3 Create a logic model to guide the evaluation process)

  1. Demonstrate the utilization of logic models to help individuals and groups plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate more effectively.
  2. Describe the concept of causal connections that underlie logic models through the use of if-then relationships.

Presenters:

Nicolette Warren Powe, DrPH, MS, MCHES

Nicolette Warren Powe, DrPH, MS, MCHES is the Assistant Professor at Youngstown State University, Department of Health Professions. Currently, Dr. Powe served as the Professional Development Board of Trustees for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Most recently, Dr. Nicolette Powe served as the Director of Health Equity at SOPHE, where her main duties were to address racial and ethnic community-based policy, systems, and environmental changes to reduce the risk factors associated with chronic diseases and lead SOPHE’s additional efforts on health equity. While the Director of Health Equity, Dr. Powe served as the co-chair of the Office of Minority Health, Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council and National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Division Board of Professional Development. In addition, Dr. Powe served as the Project Director for the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention project focused on building and strengthening the community’s ability to use population-based strategies that contribute to healthier populations.

Prior to joining SOPHE, Dr. Powe held positions with Duke University Medical Center managing cancer prevention and control federal funded research, as well as, state and local health departments coordinating health education and promotion programs. In addition, she served in various professional and community leadership positions such as President of the North Carolina SOPHE Chapter including numerous chapter and community service committees.

Dr. Powe received her Bachelor of Science from Kent State University majoring in Community Health Education and a minor in Healthcare Ethics.  In addition, she completed a Certificate in Core Public Health Concepts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion/Human Sciences from North Carolina Central University.  Most recently, Dr. Powe earned the Doctor of Public Health degree in Health Education at Loma Linda University, School of Public Health.

Dr. Powe has been a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) since 2002 and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) since 2010.  Dr. Powe’s areas of interest and expertise are program planning and implementation for chronic diseases prevention among community-based organizations, community capability building, and both state and local-level health promotion interventions addressing health disparities.

Deborah Long, MSW, Program Evaluation Consultant

Masters of Social Work degree, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Mathematics, University of Notre Dame

Ms. Long is a program evaluation consultant who provides independent evaluation and consultation for non-profit program development and grant writing. She has experience with qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, logic models, project management, and research. A versatile clinical social worker and workshop presenter, she utilizes her strong social work background that includes non-profit program management, leading continuous quality improvement initiatives, accreditation preparation, and clinical practice in mental health, community non-profit, and healthcare systems. Ms. Long applies evaluation and research study outcomes to improve interventions that benefit the community. She brings a strengths based approach to her areas of practice for the empowerment of vulnerable populations and to provide community and organizational capacity building.