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 asked to to provide ongoing support for Palm Springs’ politicians, business owners, and other stakeholders regarding protocols, data interpretation, and internal communications for COVID-19 safety in businesses and public areas.
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.
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.
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.
In late February 2020, leadership of The Berkeley School reached out to Facente Consulting for guidance on campus safety and assistance with interpreting the rapidly changing data on the emerging 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is helping Gilead Foundation develop a theory of change and evaluation strategy for their three-year, $20 million initiative to advance education equity throughout the United States.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Rafiki Coalition hired Facente Consulting to provide program management and create and refine hiring solutions during a period of organizational transition.