Technical Process Note: Stakeholder Meetings

March 2015

Galvanizing Service Providers to Create Effective Referral Networks: Stakeholder Meetings (PDF)

Kitwe SM Discussion

This technical note provides an overview of stakeholder meetings–a critical step in LIFT’s process of supporting communities to establish clinic-community referral networks. Knowing what services exist in a community is not enough for a referral network to be effective. In addition, a collective network identity and ongoing collaboration are needed to reach the common goal of helping clients receive relevant services. These meetings provide a participatory platform for network members to discuss existing collaboration and coordination, identify gaps, and define objectives and priorities to establish successful referral systems.