Description: Figure 1 Canadian Health Measures Survey Logic Model

  • This figure depicts the logic model for the Canadian Health Measures Survey.
  • The inputs consist of core funding, cost-recovery funding agreements and full-time equivalents.
  • Part of the inputs supports the program activities (planning, collection and dissemination) directly; the rest of the inputs support an infrastructure (for example, trailers and laboratory facilities) that serves as an enabling function allowing the program activities to occur.
  • The activities consist of planning, collection and dissemination.
  • The outputs of planning consist of approved survey content, survey methodology, system tools and equipment, guides and protocols, QA/QC procedures and trained collection staff.  These outputs are used as inputs for collection.
  • The outputs of collection consist of completed household questionnaires (all cycles), physical measures data (all cycles), indoor air samples (in cycles 2 and 3), tap water samples (only in cycle 3), biospecimens (all cycles), biobank samples (all cycles) and physical activity monitors (all cycles).  These outputs are used as inputs for dissemination.
  • The outputs of dissemination consist of Daily releases, microdata files, custom tables, peer-reviewed articles in Health reports and other journals, fact sheets and summary tables. The dissemination outputs leads to the immediate outcome
  • The immediate outcome is: Reliable and usable data for decision makers, researchers and Canadians on the baseline health status of Canadians, the level of, and exposure to environmental contaminants. The immediate outcome leads to the intermediate outcome.
  • The intermediate outcome is: Increased awareness among data/information users of the collected data/information.  Finally, the intermediate outcome leads to the long-term outcome.

The long-term outcome is: Decision makers increasingly use the information on the associations between contaminants and illness to guide decision-making in public health practice, research, policy regulations and programs and services.