CAI News

CAI Selected to Launch New Medicaid Training Initiative; Largest Expansion in Medicaid History
In 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which ushered in the single largest transition to the Medicaid program since it began in 1965. To help steer newly eligible New Yorkers into the State's public insurance programs -- Medicaid, Family Health Plus (FHPlus) and Child Health Plus (CHPlus) -- the New York State Department of Health selected CAI to manage a five-year contract and to provide training and technical assistance to health and social service workers on how to navigate eligible families and individuals into public medical/health coverage. Training services for the Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus Programs initiative are set to begin in early February. Read More

CAI Introduces Focus on the Future: A Low-Cost, High-Impact HIV/STD Intervention
Research has shown that African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV and STDs. In response, CAI has worked in collaboration with the CDC and researcher Dr. Richard Crosby to introduce a low-cost, high-impact intervention called Focus on the Future. The brief, evidence-based HIV/STD intervention was developed by Dr. Crosby and aims to address disparities among African Americans. This rigorously evaluated peer delivered intervention is being made available to health clinics and agencies working to lower the rate of infection of HIV and other STDs. FOF has been shown to increase correct and consistent condom use by 58%. Read More

Now Operating in 11 Countries, Avanzada COPRECOS LAC Celebrates Major Accomplishments in HIV/STI Prevention
Hierarchy can be used as a powerful change agent in military and police settings. That is the key principle behind Avanzada COPRECOS LAC project, an HIV/STI prevention project within Latin America and the Caribbean, working with Ministries of Defense and funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The project, for which CAI is principal recipient, uses hierarchy and chain of command to change norms around condom use and HIV/STI prevention, as well as stigma and discrimination and gender equity. Read More

CAI Walks the Walk for Avon BHOP and Unveils New Project Website
Called the Cica-Tatas, the five member CAI team once again completed the two-day Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Walk held in New York City on October 20-21, 2012. The team, which raised funds and awareness to benefit the Avon Foundation for Women, walked with over 4000 other participants and was supported by more than 40 CAI staff who volunteered at rest stops and cheering stations throughout the event. $5 million dollars of the funds raised during the 39 mile NYC walk will go to CAI's Avon BHOP program which funds 100 Avon BHOP grantees across the U.S. in 2013. Read More