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Youth Needs Assessment
One Treasure Island

Facente Consulting was hired by the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative to conduct a needs assessment of youth living on the island, and develop a services plan to assist them in supporting Treasure Island families over a five-year period during the early phase of a $1.6 billion buildout of the island.

Strategic Planning to End Family Homelessness
Hamilton Families

Hamilton Families asked Facente Consulting to assist them in developing a three-year strategic plan to cultivate organizational excellence, strengthen high-impact services for homeless families during the pandemic recovery period, and design an advocacy program to drive systemic change for the future.

HCV Elimination Strategic Planning
Hep C Free Allegheny

Even before COVID-19 made “Zoom” a household word, Facente Consulting worked with Hep C Free Allegheny to virtually facilitate a strategic planning process for their hepatitis C elimination initiative, cutting costs and maximizing efficiency while planning their next three years of priorities.

Addiction and Recovery Issue Brief
Battery Powered

Battery Powered hired Facente Consulting to provide expert advice on the framing of their quarterly philanthropic theme “Addiction and Recovery,” and deliver an issue brief to educate members about the topic.

Syringe Services Programs Best Practices Tool Development
NASTAD

Facente Consulting was hired to create a set of performance standards to provide guidance and best practices for public health departments, community-based organizations, and community stakeholders/service providers around the country as they developed and expanded syringe services programs in their areas.

HIV and Housing Assessment and Call to Action
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Through the process of working with San Francisco AIDS Foundation to develop a community-driven plan to end homelessness among people living with HIV, a new vision for the project emerged – a Call to Action, endorsed by the HIV community, calling on San Francisco to address the root causes of homelessness for all people in the city.

Strategic Planning for HIV and Aging Programs
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Leadership of San Francisco AIDS Foundation reached out to Facente Consulting and asked them to create a “mini strategic plan” for their goal of creating a comprehensive network of health and wellness services for people over the age of 50 who are living with HIV, taking into account the changing dynamics brought on by the the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Materials Development and Town Hall Meeting Facilitation for Dissemination of San Francisco’s Ending the Epidemics Plan
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Facente Consulting worked with community-based organizations representing five priority populations (Blacks/African Americans, Latines, trans women, people who inject drugs, and people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity) to develop town hall events and community-focused materials to disseminate information and gather community feedback about San Francisco’s plan to End the HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI epidemics.

Process and Impact Evaluation for a Collective Impact Initiative
End Hep C SF

Facente Consulting manages the ongoing evaluation of End Hep C SF, writing an annual report on the strengths and weaknesses of the group’s function as a collective impact initiative and designing and maintaining a public dashboard of progress toward elimination using the Results-Based AccountabilityTM framework.

Online-Based Training for Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)
ETR

ETR reached out to Facente Consulting to serve as a subject matter expert in the design of an online training to support syringe services programs (SSPs) in using the CDC document Syringe Services Programs: A Technical Package of Effective Strategies and Approaches for Planning, Design, and Implementation, released in 2020.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Technical Assistance
NASTAD

Dr. Facente was selected as a member of the technical assistance team that was part of a new national technical assistance center at NASTAD designed to support viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance personnel at state, territorial, and major city/county health departments.

Strategic Planning for LGBTQ+ Seniors
Openhouse

Openhouse hired Facente Consulting to lead a strategic planning process designed to shift the organization’s emphasis toward LGBTQ+ seniors who have been forced to demonstrate the greatest resilience in the face of longstanding structural and individual racism, classism, homophobia, and/or transphobia.

Hep elimiNATION Toolkit Planning and Development
O'Neill Institute

In partnership with the O’Neill Institute, Facente Consulting conducted a needs assessment for the hep elimiNATION toolkit, collecting qualitative data from over a dozen health department staff working in viral hepatitis about what they would want to see in a hepatitis elimination planning toolkit. Facente Consulting then provided an outline for the toolkit, and developed content for three of its modules.

Harm Reduction and Housing Video Series
NASTAD

In partnership with NASTAD, Facente Consulting is creating a two-page summary, as well as a series of videos summarizing evidence, that provide tools and best practices and highlight a variety of real-life examples of harm reduction housing models that support frontline workers.

Treasure Island Visioning Process
One Treasure Island

Facente Consulting worked with One Treasure Island, a local nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of Treasure Island, to conduct a process that established a shared aspirational vision statement for the island rooted in inclusion, equity, and belonging and that supports a cultural foundation for the community and its redevelopment.

UNAIDS Terminology Guidelines Updates
UNAIDS

Facente Consulting worked with UNAIDS and global partners to update their terminology guidelines, which provide common definitions of basic terms and concepts related to HIV response.

Program Planning for Rafiki Coalition’s UMOJA Health Access Point
Rafiki Coalition for Health & Wellness

Facente Consulting is providing program planning, retreat facilitation, and implementation technical assistance to the Rafiki Coalition to launch UMOJA, a Health Access Point, funded by San Francisco Department of Public Health to provide coordinated, wholistic, and Afrocentric services to address the syndemic of HIV, HCV, STIs and related health and social issues within San Francisco’s Black and African American communities,