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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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, 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 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 was hired to conduct a strategic planning process to refocus SFDPH’s congenital syphilis response efforts.