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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
The Rafiki Coalition hired Facente Consulting to provide program management and create and refine hiring solutions during a period of organizational transition.