Logic Models (Line of Sight Models)

A logic model is a map or simple illustration of what you and your organization do, why you do it, what you hope to achieve, and how you will measure achievement. Logic models illustrate how a project, program, or policy is understood or intended to produce particular results.

"Line of sight" refers to a worker or team member's ability to identify their work with the overall objectives of the organization--to "see" the organization's goal at the end of their work.

Logic ModelClick to view larger image: Protecting Vulnerable Populations During Disasters
(Saint Louis County Public Health and Human Services)

How to Create a Logic Model

For a step-by-step guide to creating logic models, you might find the following handbook useful:


Examples of Logic Models

Icon University of Wisconsin Extension Service: Logic Model Examples
Icon MDH Office of Minority and Multicultural Health: Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (Pages 7 and 20 of PDF: 625KB / 73 pages)

Further Reading

More Information

Icon W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Logic Model Development Guide
Icon US Dept. of Health and Human Services: Child Welfare Information Gateway: Logic Model Builders
Icon University of Wisconsin Extension Service: Logic Models