Resources + Learning

Assessment of Referral Activities in Iringa, Tanzania from 2014 to 2016

December 2016  | Tanzania

LIFT II Assessment of Referral Activities in Iringa, Tanzania from 2014 to 2016 (PDF)

LIFT II has been actively engaged in Tanzania since 2014. Working with health facility staff and existing community service providers, LIFT has supported establishment of bi-directional RNs that link HIV-positive clients to economic strengthening, livelihood and food security (ES/L/FS) services as part of Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) in Iringa Region, Tanzania. Quantitative and […]

Learning from Experience

Since 2010 LIFT II has undertaken our mission to help improve the lives and livelihoods of people living with HIV

Lessons Learned in the Implementation of Referrals in Lesotho

March 2016  | Lesotho

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Referrals in Lesotho (PDF)

In 2012, Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa (BLC) and Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance II (LIFT) recognized their potential synergies and began to evaluate opportunities to integrate Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) into HIV care and treatment services in Lesotho. The LIFT-BLC partnership has directly supported health and […]

Technical Process Note: Community Score Card

December 2015

Facilitating Feedback for Improved Service Delivery: Community Score Card (PDF)

As referral networks mature, service providers are interested in understanding the functionality of the network, including client perceptions and which services are being most utilized. The Community Score Card (CSC) identifies bottlenecks to service delivery and usage, helps generate solutions, and provides mechanisms to track quality improvement for interventions in health, education, environment and livelihoods. Complementing referral […]

Facilitating Referrals to Improve Health and Livelihoods

The Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance II (LIFT II) project is a five-year (2013-2018) global technical assistance mechanism funded by PEPFAR to improve the economic resilience, food security and health of households made vulnerable by HIV. Meet Jane, and learn about how LIFT II can help improve her health and livelihood.

HIV/AIDS Care Continuum

LIFT works to help improve results along the continuum of care–but what exactly does this model entail and why is it important? Learn more about care continuum and HIV treatment cascade on this website and access further information around how this model is guiding the US government’s response to HIV. Visit: aids.gov

Linking to Improve Health and Livelihoods for Vulnerable Populations

May 2015

LIFT Menu of Services (PDF)

The Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance (LIFT) project was initiated to provide technical assistance and strategic support to US and foreign government agencies, their implementing partners, and other public, private and civil society partners to improve the food and livelihood security of vulnerable households, with a particular focus on people living with HIV, orphans […]

Technical Process Note: Capacity Strengthening and Mentoring

April 2015

Reinforcing the Foundation of Referral Networks: Capacity Strengthening and Mentoring (PDF)

LIFT works with health facilities and community-based service providers to establish effective clinic-community referral networks (RNs) that can operate with existing resources. Preliminary activities may include stakeholder engagement and orientation on the project’s TA approach; a situational analysis of the health, nutrition, economic and gender dynamics in the community; an organizational network analysis or service mapping to identify […]

Lessons Learned From Namibia’s Clinic-to-Community Referral Networks

January 2015  | Namibia

Lessons Learned From Namibia’s Clinic-to-Community Referral Networks (PDF)

In Namibia, despite progress made in the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) services, retention in care is a challenge where approximately 50% of clients who enroll in NACS are lost to follow up in addition to a significant number of clients relapsing into clinical treatment after discharge from NACS. […]