Technical Process Note: Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems

April 2014

Improving Health and Social Outcomes for People Living with HIV: Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems (PDF)

This technical process note provides an overview of LIFT II’s work in establishing clinic-to-community referral systems. LIFT II connects clients accessing clinical HIV and nutrition services to a continuum of care and support, focusing on links to economic strengthening, livelihood, and food security opportunities that can improve their overall health and social outcomes. The creation of a viable continuum of HIV care requires that functional, systematic referrals are established between health facilities and community-based services. LIFT II supports government systems, health facilities, and community-based service providers to establish systems that utilize existing services to improve linkage, engagement and retention; address underlying causes of illness and malnutrition; and strengthen client tracking and follow up.