Southern Region Logic Model


  • USDA NIFA Funds
  • Center Directors
  • Center staff
  • Steering Committee members
  • Administrative support
  • Regional network of EFNEP and SNAPEd implementers and stakeholders
  • Research expertise
  • SNAP-Ed and EFNEP program implementation experience
  • UNC’s The Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT)
  • Web development resources
  • Research translation and dissemination framework
  • eXtension, CoP



  • Build partnerships to address challenges and opportunities
  • Establish and maintain an information network
  • Develop signature low-income nutrition education/obesity prevention research program and foster sustainability
  • Work collaboratively with the National Coordination Center
  • Manage resources effectively
  • Signature research and innovation subawards granted
  • Evaluation of subawards and signature research program and communicate findings


  • EFNEP and SNAPEd program staff and participants
  • 1890 Universities
  • 1862 Universities
  • Local and state public health agencies
  • Academic institutions
  • Non-profit and community based organizations
  • Cooperative extension
  • Community members including undeserved individuals/communities
  • General public
  • Public interest groups
  • Foundations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Private sector organizations
  • National Coordination Center
  • Stakeholders involved in obesity prevention from every layer of socioecologic model


SHORT TERM - Knowledge Change

  • Generate new partnerships
  • Learn about emerging programs and best practices throughout the region - Discover innovative approaches in SNAP-Ed and EFNEP program delivery
  • Learn new ways to connect and opportunities for collaboration
  • Trainings and professional development needs identified
  • Understand how best to share information with regional stakeholder
  • Understand how regional stakeholders prefer to communicate
  • Understand the level of readiness for programs throughout the region to adopt research and evaluation practices

MEDIUM TERM - Action Change

  • Coordination established through Steering Committee calls Key research collaborations identified
  • Information network established
  • Information is shared on information network resulting in an awareness of regional approaches, idea exchange, and research connections and needs identified
  • Training and professional development delivered
  • Results posted to eXtension CoP, FNS SNAP-Ed Connection
  • Website, and NIFA/FNS websites
  • Increased adoption of evidence-based obesity prevention interventions

LONG TERM - Condition Change

  • Increase in collaborations among SNAP-Ed, EFNEP, similar programs Increase in SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs determined evidence based
  • Adoption of regionally-based approaches in obesity prevention
  • Increased capacity SNAP-Ed and EFNEP workforce
  • Shared knowledge of activities SNAPEd EFNEP activities regionally and nationally
  • Increase in Lowincome consumers making healthy decisions
  • Increase in policy and environmental change initiatives to support obesity prevention among low-income populations Lower obesity rates in the Southern Region