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Free online CE: Planning Outcomes-Based Health Information Programs

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going because you might not get there.”  Most of us plan trips around a desired destination.  You can also plan projects that way: with the intended results in mind.  This workshop will introduce the logic model, a simple planning tool that emphasizes what you want to accomplish, helping you to focus on the outcomes of your health information programs or services.  A well-constructed logic model pulls together a picture of how resources and planned activities will lead to the results you want to achieve.  Logic models aid decision-making about new projects; assist with structuring evaluations of new and ongoing programs; and contribute to developing funding proposals and reports.

In this workshop, co-taught by Susan Barnes, Assistant Director of the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center and Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator at the Pacific Northwest Region, you’ll learn how to create logic models and then write objectives and evaluation plans during three successive one-hour presentations:

•    Thursday March 15 at 1pm Pacific Time
•    Thursday March 22 at 1pm Pacific Time
•    Thursday March 29 at 1pm Pacific Time

This workshop is approved by the Medical Library Association for 3 CE contact hours.  It features lecture, discussion, and two brief homework assignments to be completed after the first and second sessions.

Please register for this workshop if you would like to obtain Medical Library Association continuing education credit at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1615 Priority will be given to participants in the states served by the Pacific Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR and WA), but everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the webcast sessions at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/pnrclass/ and recordings will be posted. We look forward to having you join us!

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