Northeast Region Logic Model


  • NIFA/USDA RNECE funding
  • NIFA/USDA RNECE technical support
  • RNECE National Coordination Center technical support
  • Faculty & academic staff
  • Nutritional Sciences, Cornell with experience nutrition education+PSEs
  • Communications specialist
  • Evaluation specialist
  • Steering Committee members: EFNEP, SNAP-Ed, research
  • Research Advisory Committee members
  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee members
  • Cornell University Sponsored Funds Accounting



  • Build partnerships of researchers & implementers
  • Manage resources effectively
  • Establish/maintain information networks
  • Evaluate existing information via environmental scan & needs assessment
  • Conduct systematic review of research
  • Develop/foster sustainable signature research on diet quality/physical activity/food resource management: direct education + PSEs
  • Develop/administer sub-award process
  • Generate research/best practices
  • Collaborate with national RNECE
  • Monitor/evaluate res projects
  • Evaluate Center


  • NE regional EFNEP SNAP-Ed leaders/implementers
  • Research & extension faculty from 21 NE universities
  • Other partners – public health, food pantries, foundations, non-profits working in nutrition education for low-income participants
  • eXtension Community Nutrition Professionals CoP
  • RNECE National Coordinating Center
  • Sub-award applicants/recipients
  • Program participants
  • Policy experts
  • Government officials


SHORT TERM - Knowledge Change

  • All EFNEP/ SNAPEd implementers/partners affiliates of Center; new partnerships formed
  • Emergent & practicebased evidence synthesized
  • Research needs prioritized
  • Signature Research Program & subawards developed/implemented with open, fair sub-award process
  • Center materials on website & social media
  • Systematic review & other current research & methods published on website
  • New engagement of scientific/ extension/health experts in addressing needs of low-income communities
  • Training/support on PSE use available

MEDIUM TERM - Action Change

  • Strong collaboration of implementers, partners & diverse researchers
  • NE region local/state collaborations using the Center model
  • New evidence-based interventions with PSE approaches
  • Research results assessing medium/long term impacts disseminated
  • Up-to-date information on current efforts, research results, prof development & best practices disseminated
  • Improved food resource management, nutrition & physical activity behaviors in low-income populations
  • PSE changes support healthful nutrition & physical activity

LONG TERM - Condition Change

  • Center recognized for research relevant & applicable to programming
  • Expanded evidence base for effective interventions
  • Engaged network of professionals to address emergent needs/identify & capitalize on opportunities/deliver effective programs
  • Improved quality of nutrition education & obesity prevention interventions
  • Increased access to & use of healthful food/activity among regional low-income population
  • Improved health of low-income families and communities