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 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.
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.
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.
The California Department of Public Health reached out to Facente Consulting to help them identify lessons learned and develop a plan for short-, medium- and long-term improvements to their pandemic response systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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 helped 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 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.
Facente Consulting was hired by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to implement a needs assessment and develop recommendations for the identification and prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis C in San Francisco.
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.
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 assisted the Applied Research, Community Health, Epidemiology & Surveillance (ARCHES) Branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health with assessing their planning for surveillance of viral hepatitis, and producing the first comprehensive report on viral hepatitis to be released by the health department in 11 years.
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 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 San Francisco jails, identify best practices for treatment and linkage, and develop a HCV care cascade for people currently or recently incarcerated.
Fresno County 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 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.
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.
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.
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 assisted the San Francisco Department of Public Health in summarizing the history and current landscape of various efforts to address hepatitis B in San Francisco, serving as the foundation upon which a strategy to comprehensively address HBV citywide could be launched.
To support San Francisco’s Tobacco Free Project in analyzing local data to report during community engagement meeting presentations, Facente Consulting analyzed datasets from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and the Healthy Stores Healthy Communities (HSHC) Survey.
Facente Consulting collaborated with the Tobacco Free Project over the course of three years to guide, design and implement a range of evaluation activities, including survey data collection, key infomant interviews, public opinion polls, and training of community data collectors.
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 has helped San Francisco’s Jail Health Services develop infrastructure within their medical record system to do enhanced HCV-related panel management of people who are incarcerated, and regularly estimate their jail-based HCV cascade of care.
Facente Consulting has helped CDC’s Population Health Workforce Branch strategically plan the development of the Center’s scientific workforce, including managing rapid growth, forecasting workforce needs, improving DEI and accessibility, and effectively evaluating the work of the Branch.
In partnership with NASTAD, Facente Consulting is supporting strategic planning processes for the 25 recipients of SAMHSA’s first harm reduction grants.
In partnership with the O’Neill Institute, Facente Consulting conducted a needs assessment for the hep elimiNATION toolkit, collecting qualitative data from over a dozen health department staff working in viral hepatitis about what they would want to see in a hepatitis elimination planning toolkit. Facente Consulting then provided an outline for the toolkit, and developed content for three of its modules.
Facente Consulting is working with Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless (ACHCH) to facilitate a strategic planning process, with an emphasis on community input and engagement, to determine priorities for the initiative for the next three years.
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.
Facente Consulting is working with the California Department of Public Health to develop an equity-centered outbreak response plan.
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 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.
Facente Consulting is helping the Division of Workforce Development at CDC update the goals and objectives they wrote in their 2019 strategic plan to help guide them in this new era of public health service.
Facente Consulting is working with the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Center for Learning and Innovation to support the design and implementation of Project INVEST (Innovations that Value Equity and Stength in Teams), a workforce retention evaluation initiative.
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.