Facente Consulting was hired to design and lead a 2-day retreat to help AIDS United plan for the future of their harm reduction initiatives.
The California Department of Public Health enlisted Facente Consulting to help them research and submit a report to the legislature summarizing findings and recommendations about the effectiveness and feasibility of routine HIV screening in California emergency departments.
Dr. Facente was a co-investigator on this two-year research study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), with the goal of better understanding the epidemiology of hepatitis C in three high-burden subpopulations in San Francisco.
The Center for Learning and Innovation at the San Francisco Department of Public Health was asked to provide capacity-building assistance to the state of Florida through the CDC-supported Capacity-Building Assistance Providers Network (CPN). The goal of this project was to develop and pilot a series of three HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) institutes in Orlando, Ft. […]
Facente Consulting provided strategic and project management support to guide the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership – a collective impact initiative dedicated to reducing health disparities in San Francisco – in developing, implementing, and evaluating its annual priorities and activities.
Facente Consulting was selected to evaluate a three-tiered, multi-million dollar project to provide grants to syringe services programs (SSPs) around the country to work on improving COVID-19 vaccination uptake among people who use drugs.
Facente Consulting was asked to to provide ongoing support for Palm Springs’ politicians, business owners, and other stakeholders regarding protocols, data interpretation, and internal communications for COVID-19 safety in businesses and public areas.
Facente Consulting was selected by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation to lead a year-long strategic planning process that would incorporate the input of more than 200 staff and over 800 donors, volunteers, clients, and external stakeholders, ushering the Foundation into a new era of expanded work and a focus on health justice.
Facente Consulting was contracted to serve as the lead evaluator for this local mental health-focused impact evaluation, with primary responsibility for designing and implementing a local evaluation plan, managing IRB approvals and human subject concerns, overseeing data collection, and conducting a quantitative analysis of local participant data.
Facente Consulting project managed, promoted, facilitated, and produced a two-day virtual Drug User Health Symposium as part of NACCHO’s Overdose Prevention and Response Mentorship Program.
Facente Consulting was hired to plan and facilitate the Methamphetamine Task Force created by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, composed of medical and public health professionals, substance use disorder treatment providers, emergency responders, criminal justice and law enforcement officials, drug policy experts, and people who use or have used methamphetamine.
Facente Consulting was selected to help TLCBD create a Theory of Change for their work, learn the Results-Based AccountabilityTM (RBA) framework for evaluation, and develop an evaluation map to guide their future program evaluations.
The World Health Organization hired Facente Consulting to lead a team of subject matter experts who systematically reviewed existing evidence about the use of HIV recency assays for public health surveillance, and write an updated technical guidance document for use by countries around the world.
Dr. Facente provided quality assurance and technical assistance to trainers in Uganda and Cambodia as they built their skills to train their colleagues in rural areas on the use of the Asanté HIV-1 Rapid Recency Assay, to detect recent HIV infections in PEPFAR countries.
Facente Consulting worked with The Arc San Francisco to guide them in the creation of a strategic plan for 2021-2024 that would increase their focus on equity and propel the organization into a new progressive era of service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Facente Consulting was hired to conduct formative research to determine the best methods for implementing a strategy to build a highly skilled HIV, hepatitis C, and STI workforce in San Francisco that is cross-trained, reflects the populations served, has low turnover rates, and is valued and supported.
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.
Facente Consulting provided project management support that enabled the Rafiki Coalition to create a coalition of agencies designed to address the disparities in COVID-19 testing, infection, and care for Blacks/African Americans in San Francisco.
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.
Facente Consulting helped ASTDA reach consensus on the Association’s mission, vision, values, and key initiatives through a series of half-day board retreats.
The AO Foundation hired Facente Consulting to analyze qualitative transcripts from interviews with 92 cranio-maxillofacial surgeons worldwide, and summarize findings around training needs in multiple formats to guide future work.
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.
The California Department of Public Health reached out to Facente Consulting to help them identify lessons learned and develop a plan for short-, medium- and long-term improvements to their pandemic response systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The California Department of Public Health hired Facente Consulting to analyze a mountain of data from annual National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) surveys conducted in San Diego since 2013, providing R code to clean the datasets for future use and a summary of preliminary results of risk factor trends over time.
Facente Consulting was selected by the California Department of Public Health to lead the process to conduct a needs assessment to support data-driven decision-making about the state’s Integrated HIV Surveillance, Prevention, and Care Plan for 2023-2026.
Facente Consulting assisted the California Department of Public Health to synthesize, draft, and finalize a revised set of Standards of Care documents for all 29 Ryan White Part B service categories in 2018, improving consistency of HIV care for people living throughout the state.
The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch of the California Department of Public Health hired Facente Consulting to assess and revamp the California Fit Business Kit, a toolkit that supports employers to implement worksite wellness strategies for low-wage workers.
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.
Facente Consulting helped California’s Tobacco Control Program to plan and implement a Health Equity Summit in September 2022, followed by writing a Health Equity Plan to guide the Program’s work to end tobacco use in California among the most highly impacted groups.
Facente Consulting partnered with Garrow Consulting, LLC to design and create a Story Map for CAMI Health, depicting findings from qualitative interviews about reproductive health choices with young women, partners, grandmothers, and researchers/policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2021, Facente Consulting was hired to take notes of a national meeting of U.S. experts exploring the potential of fluvoxamine as an early treatment for COVID-19, and turn the meeting outcomes into a peer-reviewed publication in a high-profile clinical journal.
Facente Consulting was hired during the formation of End Hep C SF to provide “backbone support” for this collective impact initiative, assist with strategic planning, and lead research and surveillance activities to monitor progress toward hepatitis C elimination.
Facented Consulting was hired to attend a meeting of the WHO Working Group on HIV Incidence Measurement and Data Use in Boston, MA as a ‘rapporteur,’ preparing a formal meeting report describing the meeting and summarizing key findings for future reference by the international community.
Facente Consulting worked with the Addiction Technology Training Center to write up case studies of three methadone programs that had successfully incorporated hepatitis C services into their model, and completed white papers on several related topics, including COVID vulnerability for people who use drugs.
Facente Consulting helped UCSF develop an equity framework for launching their new concept: a shared use mobile van designed to improve community-based research opportunities in San Francisco.
Dr. Tan at UCSF reached out to Facente Consulting for ongoing assistance with manuscript development, literature reviews, and technical editing to support grant submissions, helping to move her academic portfolio forward and support her overall research goals.
Dr. Facente served as the project manager for the Consortium for the Evaluation and Performance of HIV Incidence Assays (CEPHIA) for more than a decade, providing high-level project coordination and analytic support to researchers focused on HIV incidence estimation around the world.
The DeLIVER Care van hired Facente Consulting to facilitate a series of meetings to help them strategize around staff turnover and sustainability, improve financial sustainability, create a community action board, and systematize volunteer engagement.
Facente Consulting conducted a needs assessment to help the Family Care Network at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA better understand how to meet the needs of women, infants, children, and youth living with HIV who use their services.
Facente Consulting helped The Shanti Project to develop an evaluation tool that would collect clients’ feedback and opinions on the program, and yield data to monitor program quality and share program impacts when applying for future funding.
The Shanti Project hired Facente Consulting to facilitate a process to develop promotional materials to educate clients and referring providers about Shanti’s services.
Facente Consulting was hired to assist the Youth Program at the SF LGBT Center in developing and refining their program outcomes and objectives, developing measurement tools and processes, and assembling a written evaluation manual for use moving forward.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation asked Facente Consulting to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan to determine changes in client outcomes resulting from implementation of their new strategic plan.
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.
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.
Facente Consulting was hired to develop a white paper for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, reviewing options for overdose prevention services (also known as supervised consumption services) in collaboration with a number of key community stakeholders.
In late February 2020, leadership of The Berkeley School reached out to Facente Consulting for guidance on campus safety and assistance with interpreting the rapidly changing data on the emerging COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tenderloin Community Benefit District hired Facente Consulting on a retainer basis for executive leadership support and the development of systems, processes, and problem-solving more broadly in the organization.
Facente Consulting was hired by academic physicians at Stanford’s School of Medicine to coordinate the qualitative research aspects of a study designed to better understand gender-based differences in how academic physicians think about and experience success in their careers.
Facente Consulting assisted a medical team at Stanford’s academic hospital with analyzing both qualitative and quantative survey data collected to explore the experiences and effects of gendered microaggressions by patients toward physicians.
Facente Consulting was hired by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to implement a needs assessment and develop recommendations for the identification and prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis C in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health hired Facente Consulting to serve as a project manager for a pilot program to provide low-threshold buprenorphine via telemedicine to people living in San Francisco, in partnership with community-based sites.
San Francisco’s Center for Learning and Innovation hired Facente Consulting as an external evaluator for their five-year grant providing capacity-building assistance to CDC-funded organizations focused on non-clinical HIV testing and HIV prevention in the Western Region of the United States.
Facente Consulting assisted the Applied Research, Community Health, Epidemiology & Surveillance (ARCHES) Branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health with assessing their planning for surveillance of viral hepatitis, and producing the first comprehensive report on viral hepatitis to be released by the health department in 11 years.
Facente Consulting was hired by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to design and support a rapid planning process for their efforts to end the syndemic of HIV, hepatitis C, and STIs in the city, coordinate a massive community engagement effort, and refine strategies into a final comprehensive plan by end of 2020.
Facente Consulting was hired to design and conduct a four-phase assessment to develop innovative prototypes for HIV and hepatitis C-related service delivery for people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.
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.
Facente Consulting was selected by End Hep C SF to design and lead a mixed-methods needs assessment to identify gaps in hepatitis C (HCV) testing and treatment in San Francisco jails, identify best practices for treatment and linkage, and develop a HCV care cascade for people currently or recently incarcerated.
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.
Fresno County hired Facente Consulting to use Results-Based AccountabilityTM to implement a comprehensive restructure of the evaluation system for their Babies First program, designed to improve pregnancy outcomes among Black/African American women in Fresno, CA.
The GLIDE Harm Reduction team hired Facente Consulting to design and facilitate a full-day retreat to improve their functioning and effectiveness as a team, charting their course for progress over the next 1-3 years.
Facente Consulting is conducting a landscape analysis, supplemented with interviews and focus groups, to help the San Francisco Department of Public Health better understand the health needs of people who use drugs in San Francisco.
LGBTQ Connection hired Facente Consulting to provide advanced statistical support for the impact evaluation of their local intervention under the California Reducing Disparities Project, intended to reduce mental health disparities for young LGBTQ+ people in the Napa and Santa Rosa areas of California.
The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center hired Facente Consulting to design and implement a harm reduction consultation program to support organizations in Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa in implementing harm reduction work.
Facente Consulting was selected to assist a local health jurisdiction in Maryland with strategically planning and implementing their Ending the HIV Epidemic program, creating a replicable process to aid other health departments in delivering similar services in the future.
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.
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.
Facente Consulting designed and provided a one-hour workshop at the Pacific AETC’s annual conference, assisting attendees to better communicate the results and impact of their HIV programs by preparing to T.E.L.L. their story: Take five minutes to hotwash, Examine your impact (at all levels), Link to your audience and Liven it up!
Project Inform hired Facente Consulting to lead the agenda planning, logistics, and facilitation of a two-day summit for people in the rural northern counties of California, focusing on the opioid crisis and related public health issues.
Facente Consulting supported the San Francisco Black Led Organizations Coalition (SFBLOC) by reviewing a draft of their first-ever strategic plan and providing substantive recommendations for the final document, creating a strong foundation for the Coalition’s future work.
Riverside County’s public health department asked Facente Consulting for help in developing a protocol for implementing surveillance-based HIV partner services and linkage to care, and aligning local Ryan White Part A and B Standards of Care documents with statewide standards.
Facente Consulting facilitated a series of planning meetings with the San Francisco Community Health Center to develop a new program workflow that would integrate three distinct programs for people living with HIV, including a centralized intake assessment and case manager assignment process.
San Francisco Community Health Center hired Facente Consulting as an external evaluator for a five-year project focused on reducing commercial tobacco-related disparities in the LGBTQ+ community though coalition-building and policy change.
Facente Consulting served as the local evaluator for a five-year grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and substance use prevention among unhoused, LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18-24 in San Francisco.
The Substance Use Disorders Team of San Francisco’s Community Behavioral Health Services Branch hired Facente Consulting to plan and facilitate a day-long staff retreat focused on team building and discussion of priorities for action in the coming year.
Facente Consulting assisted the San Francisco Department of Public Health in summarizing the history and current landscape of various efforts to address hepatitis B in San Francisco, serving as the foundation upon which a strategy to comprehensively address HBV citywide could be launched.
To support San Francisco’s Tobacco Free Project in analyzing local data to report during community engagement meeting presentations, Facente Consulting analyzed datasets from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and the Healthy Stores Healthy Communities (HSHC) Survey.
Facente Consulting collaborated with the Tobacco Free Project over the course of three years to guide, design and implement a range of evaluation activities, including survey data collection, key infomant interviews, public opinion polls, and training of community data collectors.
Facente Consulting was brought in to assist the Community Behavioral Health Services Branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health to evolve their Adult-Older Adult system of care and support mental health providers to streamline intake and service provision.
Facente Consulting helped the Petersen HIV Clinics at the University of Arizona’s academic medical center create a first-ever strategic plan after a period of very rapid growth.
Facente Consulting facilitated the annual end-of-year strategic visioning and wellness retreat for BEAM – the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective.
Facente Consulting is evaluating the impact of Gender Spectrum’s gender-inclusive trainings on staff and students from trained schools.
Facente Consulting is helping Gilead Foundation develop a theory of change and evaluation strategy for their three-year, $20 million initiative to advance education equity throughout the United States.
Facente Consulting has helped San Francisco’s Jail Health Services develop infrastructure within their medical record system to do enhanced HCV-related panel management of people who are incarcerated, and regularly estimate their jail-based HCV cascade of care.
Facente Consulting helped shape and execute an epidemiological analysis of patterns related to recency of HIV infection at the time of diagnosis in San Francisco, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facente Consulting created a technical assistance package for NASTAD, providing information and helpful tools and tips about the use of CBPR models to evaluate impact of harm reduction programs.
Facente Consulting has helped CDC’s Population Health Workforce Branch strategically plan the development of the Center’s scientific workforce, including managing rapid growth, forecasting workforce needs, improving DEI and accessibility, and effectively evaluating the work of the Branch.
In partnership with NASTAD, Facente Consulting is supporting strategic planning processes for the 25 recipients of SAMHSA’s first harm reduction grants.
Facente Consulting is conducting a program evaluation for CDC-funded syringe service programs working to scale up vaccine delivery capacity at their programs.
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.
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.
Facente Consulting is working with Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless (ACHCH) to facilitate a strategic planning process, with an emphasis on community input and engagement, to determine priorities for the initiative for the next three years.
Facente Consulting developed and delivered a two-hour lecture for clinical psychology students and others at Touro University who wanted to earn continuing education credits for learning about harm reduction.
Facente Consulting helped develop a harm reduction infusion package to support support college professors in infusing harm reduction framework and methodology into course curricula.
Facente Consulting is helping Raphael House to develop a realistic vision of “what can and should be,” with the explicit purpose of seeking funding that will transform the fiscal standing, scope, and reach of the agency in the future.
Facente Consulting is working with Ocha Transformations to create a how-to guide for Prosperity Broward’s work to identify community strengths, barriers, and recommendations for policies that support pathways toward economic mobility in Florida.
San Francisco Community Health Center reached out to Facente Consulting to help plan activities and facilitate a retreat for their newly formed “Workforce Transformation” team, to help them solidify their identity, shared set of goals, and priorities for future work.
Facente Consulting is working with the California Department of Public Health to develop an equity-centered outbreak response plan.
Facente Consulting, through a contract with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is providing multiple trainings to the members of the Overdose Response Network (ORN) to build the capacity and knowledge of its network of TA providers and technology transfer specialists, who respond to a variety of requests nationwide.
Facente Consulting is supporting the California Department of Public Health and various counties throughout the state with technical assistance to develop and deploy the Implementation Blueprint in support of California’s Integrated Statewide Strategic Plan for Addressing HIV, HCV, and STIs from 2022-2026.
Facente Consulting was hired to develop a curriculum and virtual training for public defenders in Nevada on the state’s Good Samaritan Law.
Facente Consulting produced the 2022 supplemental report for the 2020 Your Guide to Integrating HCV Services into Opioid Treatment Programs: Promising and Emerging Best Practices
Facente Consulting is developing a survey tool to measure statewide capacity of harm reduction interventions and delivering of a report on survey findings and recommendations.
Facente Consulting provided support to the SFDPH Community Health Equity & Promotion Branch to implement the initial phases of their Community Referral Network and develop recommendations for future expansion based on stakeholder input.
Facente Consulting is helping the Division of Workforce Development at CDC update the goals and objectives they wrote in their 2019 strategic plan to help guide them in this new era of public health service.
Facente Consulting is working with the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Center for Learning and Innovation to support the design and implementation of Project INVEST (Innovations that Value Equity and Stength in Teams), a workforce retention evaluation initiative.
Facente Consulting worked with leadership of the California Prevention Training Center to plan and facilitate an all-staff retreat designed to build team cohesion and help the organization determine their “north star” for the next three years.
The Rafiki Coalition hired Facente Consulting to provide program management and create and refine hiring solutions during a period of organizational transition.
Riverside University Health System HIV/STD Program’s mission is to promote healthy sexual behavior and reduce the impact of HIV/AIDs and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Riverside County.