The key functions of collaborative logic modeling: Insights from the British Columbia Early Childhood Dental Programs

  • Brenda Poon University of British Columbia
  • Jannie Wing-sea Leung
  • Amber Louie
  • Celina Vergel de Dios


As part of a government partnership to evaluate British Columbia Early Childhood Dental Programs, the development of a provincial logic model provided an effective tool to integrate regional variations of dental public health programming and also foster collaborative processes. Specifically, logic modeling served the integral functions of providing a program documentation tool, a validity feedback loop, a means to collaborate across different levels of organization, and a forum for cross-health authority decision-making. Our experiences highlight the capacity of logic models to enhance and give structure to collaborative approaches in evaluation.

Author Biography

Brenda Poon, University of British Columbia
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), School of Population and Public Health, Assistant Professor