Dr. Facente was a Co-Investigator on this 2-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 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 3-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 ead 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 a 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 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 3-year strategic plan to cultivate organizational excellent, strengthen high-impact services for homeless families during the pandemic recovery period, and design an advocacy program to drive systemic change for hte 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.
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.
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 is helping 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 from young women, partners, grandmothers, and researchers/policymakers in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
Facente Consulting helped UCSF develop a equity framework for launching their new concept: a shared use mobile van designed to improve community-based research opportunities in San Francisco.
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.
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation asked Facente Consulting to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan to determine changes in client outcomes resulting for implementation of their new strategic plan.
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation contracted with Facente Consulting to develop a community-driven plan to end homelessness among people living with HIV; through this process, a new vision for the project emerged: a Call to Action endorsed by the HIV community, calling for the City to address the root causes of homelessness for all people in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health hired Facente Consulting to serve as a project manager for a pilot program to provider low-threshold buprenorphine via telemedicine to people living in San Francisco, in partnership with community-based sites.
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 the San Francisco jails, identify best practices for treatment and linkage, and develop a HCV care cascade for people currently or recently incarcerated.
The County of Fresno 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.
Facente Consulting provided advanced statistical support to Gilead Sciences for an ongoing clinical trial of a new HIV PrEP medication, assessing the “background” HIV incidence rate in settings throughout the world where they conduct their clinical trials.
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 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.
Facente Consulting supported the San Francisco Black Led Organizations Coalition (SFBLOC) by reviewing a draft of their first-ever strategic plan, and provide substantive recommendations for the final document, creating a strong foundation for the Coalition’s future work.
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.
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.