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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This innovative program is increasing the number of highly skilled community health workers in underserved communities in New York City by partnering closely with local health care organizations to recruit, train, and support workers who are from the same communities as the people they serve.
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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.
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.