National Coordination Center Logic Model


  • USDA SNAP EFNEP RNECE Request for Proposals
  • Federal Funding for RNECE
  • University of Kentucky faculty and staff with expertise in:
    • Coordinating national programs for at-risk audiences
    • Management of large grant projects
    • Evaluation of Extension nutrition education programs
    • Communications
    • Data management
    • Website development
  • Existing SNAP EFNEP evaluation data and evidence base



  • Coordinate communications
  • Aggregate and disseminate research findings
  • Develop national data for policy staff, decision-makers, and stakeholders
  • Conduct review of Regional Centers with NIFA
  • Serve as information and communication liaison between and among NIFA, FNS, and Regional Centers


  • USDA NIFA FNS SNAP EFNEP Program Leaders
  • Four Regional RNECE Centers with collaborators and stakeholders


SHORT TERM - Knowledge Change

  • Establish listserv for NCC, Regional Centers, FNS, NIFA
  • Confer with FNS and NIFA regarding NCC Plan of Work and timeline
  • Aggregate and disseminate comprehensive document complied from Regional Centers on existing SNAP EFNEP evaluation data and evidence base
  • Establish calendar for regular national conference calls and webinars
  • Establish understanding with Regional Centers regarding evaluation and reporting expectations

MEDIUM TERM - Action Change

  • Use Regional Center proposals to develop comprehensive research plan and timeline
  • Create tracking system with process evaluation indicators
  • Identify common measures to be used as outcome indicators for all Regions
  • Provide training to Regional Centers on use of web-based reporting system
  • Use performance measurement data to provide feedback to Regional Centers for continuous quality improvement

LONG TERM - Condition Change

  • SNAP and EFNEP implementing agencies have enhanced capacity to evaluate programs using a socio-ecological framework and common measures
  • Nutrition education and childhood obesity researchers collaborate synergistically on work with limited-resource audiences and USDA programs
  • A strong evidence base provides clear guidance on effective nutrition education/obesity prevention programs for diverse target populations