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What should I know about the PRECEDE/PROCEED logic model? 

The PRECEDE/PROCEED model is a planning tool. It suggests that effective intervention design has 8 phases1:

  1. Social diagnosis
  2. Epidemiological, behavioral, and environmental diagnosis
  3. Educational and ecological diagnosis
  4. Administrative and policy diagnosis
  5. Implementation
  6. Process evaluation
  7. Impact evaluation
  8. Outcome evaluation

The model assumes that a participatory approach to intervention planning is necessary for success.1

How does the PRECEDE/PROCEED logic model show up in our work? 

The PRECEDE/PROCEED logic model has taught us that behavior-change interventions should be designed in a systematic way. We use the PRECEDE/PROCEED logic model to map out our approach at the beginning of many of our projects. Having a sound planning framework helps us design rigorous health-promotion interventions that are linked to clear, measurable outcomes.

Where can I learn more about the PRECEDE/PROCEED logic model?

Click here or watch the video below to learn more about logic models.

Works Cited and Works Consulted

  1. Social and behavioral theories: summary. e-Source Behavior and Social Sciences Research website. Accessed July 1, 2016
  2. Gielen AC, McDonald EM, Gary TL, Bone LR. Using the PRECEDE/PROCEED model to apply health behavior theories. In: Glanz K, Rimer BK, Viswanath K, eds. Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. 4th ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; 2008:407-433. Accessed July 1, 2016.
  3. Logic models in public health [video]. Spokane and Tacoma, WA: Public Health Centers for Excellence; March 3, 2015. Accessed July 1, 2016.
  4. Section 2: PRECEDE/PROCEED. Community Tool Box website. Accessed July 1, 2016.