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Domain 4: Using Data and Logic Models to Support Wellness Initiatives

Using Data and Logic Models
to Support Wellness Initiatives

Course Description
Improve your ability to effectively plan, implement, and communicate wellness initiatives for individuals, communities, and organizations. You will learn necessary data collection methods, how to develop a logic model, and ways to differentiate quantitative and qualitative data that are important factors in developing and evaluating initiatives. Key strategies for communicating program findings with relevant internal and external stakeholders will be explored to enhance connection and support for small and large-scale initiatives.
Competencies & Learning Objectives
This course supports the following competencies within the “Communication & Connection" domain of the NWI Wellness Promotion Competency Model:
    • Use quantitative and qualitative feedback to continually evaluate the quality and effectiveness of initiatives.
    • Use quantitative and qualitative data to communicate key findings to stakeholders.
Following his course, you will be able to:
    • Compare and contrast quantitative versus qualitative feedback.
    • Determine uses for both quantitative and qualitative feedback.
    • Identify key strategies for establishing initiative goals and objectives.
    • Identify evaluation processes that measure quality and effectiveness of initiatives.
    • Determine strategies for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data as it relates to program results.
    • List uses of quantitative and qualitative data for stakeholders.
    • Identify key approaches for reporting program results with stakeholders.
    • Develop methods for employing intentional communication practices that appropriately disseminate program findings to stakeholders.
    • List the six steps for developing a logic model.
    • Explain how a logic model can be used to communicate about wellness initiatives.
Content Developer: Jane Ellery, PhD, CWP
Jane works at the intersection of Place, Health, and the Economy by focusing on collaborative change efforts, participatory approaches, and person-centered processes. After two decades working in prevention-related roles, Jane shifted from pathogenic interventions designed to keep people from getting sick to salutogenic initiatives that encourage living life to its fullest. She has a Doctorate in Public Health, graduate training in Clinical Exercise Physiology, and she is a Senior Fellow with the National Wellness Institute. Early retirement from her faculty role at Ball State has allowed her to pursue an innovative, consulting career focused on Healthy Placemaking with E2Praxis. Key to this work is connecting people and helping them develop a maker mindset...ready to “take action in the here and now.”
Content Developer: Pete Ellery, PhD, CWP
Pete works to develop socially and environmentally regenerative communities using community-centered, collaborative design processes. His current interests are focused on how we can develop “places” as educational, social, and economic opportunities and how these “places” can be used to foster thriving communities. Pete has his doctorate in physical education and recreation, specializing in adapted physical education, and is the Principal with E2Praxis.
This course was developed through a collaboration between
National Wellness Institute and Butler's Division of Professional Studies.