Logic models workbook

This workbook, written by Brian Hyndman, Larry Hershfield and Jodi Thesenvitz for the Health Communication Unit (THCU), outlines a four-step approach for developing program theory logic models for health promotion activities.

The step-by-step process focuses on preparing, developing, creating and revising a logic model and includes detailed advice and examples for each part of the process. The resource includes a range of sample logic models and worksheets that can be used to create and revise a logic model.


  • Step 1: Prepare to Develop Your Logic Model 6
    • Meaningful Participation of Key Stakeholders
    • Time
    • Money and Other Resources
    • Data Gathering and Interpretation
    • Decision Making
  • Step 2: Develop or Assemble Information 9
    • Goal
    • Populations of Interest
    • Objectives and Indicators (Short and Long Term)
    • Strategies
    • Activities and Process Indicators
    • Available Resources
  • Step 3: Create the Logic Model 17
    • Scope of Logic Model
    • Number of Levels
    • Description of Levels
    • Direction of Information Flow
    • Amount of Text
    • Visual Layout
  • Step 4: Review and Revise the Logic Model 21
    • Review for Completeness
    • Review for Logic
    • Review for Presentation
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A: Sample Logic Models i 
    • Appendix B: Worksheets vii 


Hyndman, B. Hershfield, L. and Thesenvitz, J. (2001) Logic Models Workbook. The Health Communication Unit (THCU) Retrieved from: http://www.thcu.ca/infoandresources/publications/logicmodel.wkbk.v6.1.full.aug27.pdf