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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.