Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Program Evaluation

San Francisco Community Health Center

Project Years: 2019-2023

The San Francisco Community Health Center (SFCHC) was awarded a five-year grant by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and substance use prevention among young adults ages 18-24 in San Francisco, with an emphasis on BIPOC young adults, LGBTQ+ young adults, and young adults who are unhoused. SFCHC reached out to Facente Consulting to assist with evaluation of program activities.

Throughout the five-year project, Facente Consulting supported ongoing evaluation design and implementation of SFCHC’s program (dubbed “Project PILOT”) by conducting a client needs assessment, designing data collection tools, collecting and analyzing data through focus groups and surveys, participating in ongoing check-ins with project staff to discuss ideas for quality improvement, and reporting findings to SFCHC staff and their funder.