CAI’s impact is delivered through projects that use our capacity-building expertise to strengthen health and social services. We lead dozens of active projects, working closely with funders, partners, and clients, and engaging external experts when needed. Projects are staffed by CAI team members with expertise in both the subject matter and the capacity-building strategies that the project utilizes.
Black People Against Tobacco (Project BAT)
Summary: This project helps decrease tobacco use disparities in Jackson, Mississippi, and the surrounding region through authentic community engagement with Black residents to address social norms about smoking. It also helps build community-level capacity to advocate for tobacco prevention policies and practices.
Center for Health Systems Improvement for a Tobacco-Free New York
Summary: This project helps health systems in New York State ensure that every clinical encounter includes routine assessment and evidence-based treatment of tobacco use.
Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information
Summary: This project helps health care practitioners, individuals, states, and communities understand and apply health privacy laws related to their work, and it helps patients and families know what their rights are when seeking treatment for substance use disorders or mental health.
Center of Expertise for Online Training
Summary: This project provides training to help nonclinical health and human services workers in New York State serve people with, and at elevated risk for, HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and viral hepatitis.
Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Infections in Jackson, Mississippi (CARS JXN)
Summary: This project engages community members and stakeholders in Jackson, Mississippi, to address STI disparities and social determinants of health among African American/ Black young adults, ages 21-27, in the city.
Data Integration, Systems, & Quality (DISQ)
Summary: This project helps agencies that receive funding through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program strengthen the quality of data they produce to help improve services for people with HIV and public understanding of the HIV epidemic.
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HOPE Buffalo – Optimally Changing the MAP for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Summary: This project aims to increase optimal teen health and reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates for adolescents aged 10-19 in Buffalo, New York.
Leadership Training Institute (LTI)
Summary: This project is a peer-to-peer training program “by and for” the New York State community of people with HIV. The continually evolving project fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy among people with HIV to manage their health and advocate for themselves.
Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes Project (MIH)
Summary: This project helps community-based organizations and agencies improve health equity and outcomes for mothers and infants in New York City neighborhoods with the greatest health disparities.
National HIV Classroom Learning Center (NHCLC)
Summary: This project provides training and resources to help health care agencies reduce new HIV infections by implementing interventions that are evidence based and supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
New Jersey HIV Trauma-Informed Care Project
Summary: This is a multi-year, statewide initiative that aims to integrate trauma-informed care into the culture and service delivery of HIV-service agencies, with the goal of improving client and staff experience and client health outcomes.
New York City Office of School Health Portfolio Project
Summary: This project helps build the skills and capacity of school-based health staff—as well as staff of other youth-serving organizations—to provide high-quality, evidence-based sexual, reproductive, and mental health care to adolescents in New York City.